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The Quiet Ones (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Horror  |  25 April 2014 (USA)
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A university professor and a team of students conduct an experiment on a young woman, uncovering terrifyingly dark, unexpected forces in the process.

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Professor Joseph Coupland
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David Q's Mother
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In 1974, in Oxford, Professor Joseph Coupland invites his introspective student Brian McNeil to film his research about the supernatural with his two assistants, Krissi Dalton and Harry Abrams, and the subject Jane Harper. Jane is a young woman with no memory from the past that has been abandoned that believes she is possessed by a doll named Evey that gives telekinetic power to her. She is kept awake in an isolated house with a doll, where Prof. Coupland intends that she puts her evil energy in and then destroy the doll to healing Jane. Strange things happen in the house and Brian feels sorry for Jane and he researches her tattoo, learning an evil secret about the past of Jane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout | See all certifications »

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25 April 2014 (USA)  »

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Les âmes silencieuses  »

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$3,880,053 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$8,496,112 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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The Script was heavily rewritten for budget reasons. See more »

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The movie is set in 1974. "Bertha Butt Boogie" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch was released in 1975. See more »

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Routine horror.
16 April 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When one of these films come out, and i categorise it because they are quite simply all the same at the core, i find myself hoping for something new, something shocking, inventive, anything to completely separate it from any other demonic/paranormal film out there. From the trailer this didn't give much away, which was a pleasant surprise. The story was there, yes, but it didn't feel the need to show any of its frightening tricks; rightfully leaving them up the sleeve where they belong. And i was left slightly intrigued by its mystique.

It was a good film, i enjoyed it, in ways it had its own unique vibe, but it is not enough to distance itself from the rest. The typical "jump" moments, where silence is replaced with a sharp, loud noise. The story is re hashed. Cults and Entities. The one thing it tries to do different is instead of just admitting that there is something wrong, the professor is adamant that the going ons are because of the patients mind. Things are flying about and going on fire because the patients mind did it.....

Jared Harris (Professor Coupland) and Olivia Cooke (Jane Harper) are the two who standout the most. The rest are fodder; displaying very poor acting and their characters where very tacky. The film does have its moments (T-Rex soundtrack) and it does have an unusual mellowness surrounding it, but unfortunately, it is just another routine horror.


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