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The Quiet Ones (2014)

 -  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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Krissi Dalton
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Harry Abrams
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Jane Harper
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Tracy Ray ...
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Rebecca Scott ...
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Aretha Ayeh ...
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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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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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$3,880,053 (USA) (25 April 2014)

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$8,496,112 (USA) (30 May 2014)
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Filmed in 2012, it sat unreleased until 2014. 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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Tense but does not go far enough
25 April 2014 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A psychiatrist takes a team of people to a retreat with a mental health patient in order to help her. Part of the process is the conducting of a series of experiments which go terribly awry.

An initial struggle for me was how can a doctor be allowed to take a vulnerable patient away and use as a guinea pig; the ease with which it occurred, caused certain moral thrash. As the story moves on, certain inexplicable incidents occur with seem to trouble the entire team.

Of course these "incidents" have had to take place since this is after all a horror film. The events cause a certain split as the doctor in charge believes there is a naturalistic explanation behind it whilst some of the team hold the view that there is a transcendent reality beyond what we see, feel and understand.

On the whole, it is an effective horror film as the story progresses with good pace, upping the intensity with the passing of time. It is held back by a rather sense of predictability due to a highly worked story/theme (night/dark/silence interrupted by a sudden noisy intervention) and a not very believable initiating incident (the taking of a patient away for experimentation).


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