I genuinely don’t know where to start this review. I’m absolutely floored right now.
A Quiet Place is a horror film but it is also so much more than that. I hesitate to really dive into this film and break it apart because I firmly believe that this is something that is best experienced in its full without knowing what happens ahead of time. So I’ll keep my review spoiler-ish, so if you want a genuinely spoiler-free review check my IMDB account.
This is a futuristic film set in 2020 where the world is plagued by a monster that looks like a blend between a wendigo and Alien. This monster hunts by sound and give the impression that they are extremely hard to kill due to their speed and armored bodies.
We are given solid but subtle explanations for everything going on. The script is great and minimal, therefore making the story telling reliant on visual clues and experiences. Millicent Simmonds’ character being deaf gives a good foundation for explanation on why the family already knows ASL, and the fact that ASL is a fundamental part of this film is something that I really love. The acting in this film is really something else, it’s what really sold me on falling into this world.
This movie brings back the idea of silent films and John Krasinski did a brilliant job directing it. When watching it I felt myself holding my breath, I felt like the sounds I made could endanger the characters, truly it is incredible how immersed I was in the reality of the storie’s world. This is truly a story about family and begs to question, what would you do for your family?
Was it worth seeing in theaters? Absolutely.
Would I see it again in theaters? Without question.