In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.
John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Through the Years
'A Quiet Place' Synopsis: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
John Krasinski is in very good form. The superb actor, who helmed the very underrated 'The Hollars' sometime back, returns to the director's chair with a superlative horror offering. Krasinski along-with Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, has penned a story that's actually more about family than fear/dread. While 'A Quiet Place' is a horror film, with fear as its trump card, the Writers here, add a tremendous heft of emotions. Watching the family of Abbott's trying to survive in a world where creatures destroy humans at the tip of a sound, is heartbreaking & heart-pounding. This is a brave horror film, that remains silent for most part & creates fear in its silence. While there is some repetition here that takes away some of its glory, there's still not denying its rock-solid merit.
Krasinski's Direction, also, is top-notch. He directs a scary atmosphere with genuine dread & also uses silence as one of the aces of the film. Cinematography by Charlotte Bruus Christensen is fantastic. Christopher Tellefsen's Editing is razor-crisp, culminating the film in 90-minutes. Art & Sound Design are marvelous. Graphics are superb. Costume Design adds authenticity to the intense proceedings.
Performance-Wise: Emily Blunt & Krasinski excel. Blunt, one of the finest actresses of our times, expresses fear, grief & courage, with complexity & remarkable conviction. Krasinski is wonderfully restrained & portrays his part admirably. Millicent Simmonds & Noah Jupe are top-notch.
On the whole, 'A Quiet Place' is a really good horror film, that is also affecting. Go, get spooked!
- Apr 17, 2018