A Quiet Place

1 h 30 min2018X-RayHDRUHDPG-13
In this terrifyingly suspenseful thriller, a family must navigate their lives in silence to avoid mysterious creatures that hunt by sound. Hailed by critics and audiences around the world, experience the must-see movie of the year.
John Krasinski
Emily BluntJohn KrasinskiMillicent Simmonds
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Noah Jupe
Michael BayAndrew FormBrad FullerCelia CostasJohn KrasinskiAllyson SeegerAaron Janus
Paramount Pictures
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Frightening scenesviolence
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4.6 out of 5 stars

63717 global ratings

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christa richardReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
There aren't any major plot holes
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I thoroughly enjoyed this movie I loved how quickly they got to the point there was no mystery we learn right away what's going on in the movie, they skipped the whole 1st day of the attacks and people trying to figure out why these aliens are attacking them, instead Krasinski waited to show the beginning of the dystopia in the second movie which I really like. Second of all the fact that Reagan is deaf leads us to believe the family learned sign language before the attacks leaving us with a believable reason as to why they've survived so far. The part with them in the store when they treat the toy in Beau hands as if it were some deadly explosive really seals the deal on our understanding of sound being the issue.

The plot holes explained-
First we have why wasn't the son in the front or at least the middle? First of all they did take the toy away, second of all I'm sure they've told him countless times to be quiet, we later find out in the movie that all of the family members carry tremendous guilt over what happened leading us to infer that they made a mistake and they learned from it after all they're human. It's the same as saying why would the teenage girl run up the stairs and not out the front door in every slasher movie ever, they had to show the alien and the severity of the situation.
Second electricity=solar panels
Third why wouldn't he let Reagan go? He didn't let her go because if Evelyn was to have the baby while Lee was out Marcus wouldn't have been as much of help as Reagan could've been and if something happens to Lee, Marcus needs to get over his fear of going out for food/water.
Forth how the nail got there? Anyone who uses a framing nail or finish nailer knows nails can do strange things when propelled into wood especially if they come into contact with other nails.
Fifth where'd they get all the sand for the pathways? They show Reagan laying in it early on in the movie as well as several times throughout the movie and it's definitely reasonable that they lied all the sand out because I mean what else where they going to do? Go to Dunder Mifflin? I mean it would've taken a couple weeks a most a month or two to lay sand out over their commonly traveled paths.
Sixth why wouldn't Lee run of try to fight back? Well he promised Evelyn he would protect them no matter what first of all, second he already had life threatening wounds on his abdomen so I doubt he had full strength or materials to save his life if he did get away.
Seventh why would she have a baby? Well they were grieving and no matter how careful you are accidents happen, they also realized what they'd done and took many cautionary steps to try to unsure the mother and sons safety as well as the rest of the family.
Eighth why wouldn't they move to the waterfall? First of a all they could've been planning to. Secondly they already created a system and setup on the farm that works and meets their needs like electricity, where they grow and store food, open spaces to help you be aware of your surroundings and so you can see them coming not to mention the security cameras that can keep an eye on them and the aliens. Not to mention how difficult it would be to move in silence! Could you imagine? Building a new house isn't exactly a quiet project. The loud noise of the rushing water would A) not be sound proof, B) it would be more difficult for them to see them coming let alone hear them, it could seriously mess up their hearing. Not to mention you and everything would be soaking wet 24/7.
Ninth you can't eliminate all noises? Obviously the sound isn't a beaker to the aliens if ones in the area sure they'll attack like when she dropped the frame one was nearby where as when Reagan slid making a lot of noise trying to catch the rocket there wasn't one nearby. It's really not difficult to understand if you actually think about it all you have to do is minimize noise not fully eliminate it the rest is all about luck.

To wrap up I highly recommend this film as a fantastic thriller directed brilliantly and the sound tension along the cinematography is absolutely beautiful, the acting is phenomenal, and lastly the moral of the story tying back to family is wonderful leaving it much more then just a horror movie.
(info collected from Cinemawins)
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KelliReviewed in the United States on September 24, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie is perfect. I think they did a great job on the story, acting and characters. Worth watching if you want something different. Not a new topic just a new take on aliens. Suspense, a little scary and good story line
LauraleeReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice thriller
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I enjoyed it because it wasn’t demonic, or evil. It’s has a good story line, great actor and actress’s with amazing skill in this movie. They need to be silent and how they go about it is amazing. They have a weakness what is it? You will have to watch!! These creatures are fast and ugly and what is there agenda…so they have to be quite. It is intense in some areas that makes you jump. This is the first of two quiet place movies, each one has its own versions of the account, so it’s a must see.
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NowaksReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
10 issues / 10 goods
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10 Issues. Actually 11... (There are more of course)
1. ( I have 8 kids) Seriously no kid would survive this, NONE!
2. (I grew up on a farm) The tractor planted Field corn is too young in the field for the amount of days into the attack. Over 170 days in and still no tassels on the corn... Seriously!!!!
3. Corn bin is too full. It should have been sold out to afford the current crop cycle. Judging by the equipment and home, they would have needed the money. Even if a renter runs the land they move the corn out during winter. And the kids should have stopped sinking once they stopped moving.
But sink they do. Unless they hold a metal door overhead with a monster on top then they mysteriously don't sink in the corn.
4. It's apparently so bad that they need sand paths and bare feet... Ahhh! Yet raccoons are still alive over 170 days into it only for one to get killed for a minor chattering sound on the sand path. Be sure not to pee on the ground, No farting. Hiccups? No sneezing or coughing. Oh but let's all take a family stroll to the distant store, I'm sure that later we can take turns as parents blaming ourselves as to how we could have prevented one of our kids from being taken by the creature.
5. Most industrialized nations already know how to use frequencies against humans... Are you really telling me these same militaries never thought to try this on sound sensitive predators?...wow!
6. The creature can't get into the truck but could bust straight threw the metal corn bin, apparently they have super strength when annoyed buy a frequency... Yet later they get subdued when annoyed buy a frequency???
7. The pickup truck with the kids rolled out of the field to the house...... What in neutral? Just like that!.. And it sure took awhile for the super fast creatures to catch up.
8. Where are they getting electricity from??
No really. Maybe I missed it but, I didn't see any solar panels.
9. Let's see then there is the waterfall. They can scream and yell near it. Getting past the obvious sound difference of falling water and yelling.... Ok then... The guy has all this radio equipment stuff. Maybe make a masking noise 24/7 like the falls. Water, wind. Crickets.. Whatever.
10. Apparently we are to believe that all militaries are unable to stop these things. I believe one article said they are virtually indestructible... But. At the end of the movie a shotgun blast to the head killed one. Did I miss something. Last I checked annoying a creatures senses shouldn't change its physical composition. So prior to annoyance a 50 cal sniper rifle, flame thrower, heat seeking whatever, electrification ...etc wouldn't work, yet after annoyance a shotgun kills it.
11. The creatures can run full speed thru fields, woods, corn patches.. Avoiding smacking into trees, tractors, buildings. They can navigate stairs and use railings. All while being apparently blind. So they must have one heck of a good (bat like) frequency echo location. Not noticeable to the human hearing range. Yet! When in an area with a human standing quiet right next to them they can't locate the human? They have been killing humans for over 170 days. They can figure out railings and stairs but locating a quiet human from 10 feet away is somehow difficult..?...
12. (Sorry can't stop myself) 3 creatures in one remote country area. Judging by how fast they travel and when they arrive its maybe a 5 square mile area. Also the whole world is underseige by them. This is a large scale invasion. I doubt they can reproduce and spread like that in 170 days. Where the heck could that many creatures come from. Doubt they bred by the millions in the ocean for various reasons namely all whales and dolphins would be dead...etc. Couldn't have come from underground as what would they have eaten to grow by the millions? I think the story would need to go to an alien attack. These creatures don't have the ability to arrive by the millions by themselves. Perhaps an advanced alien race sending a cleaning crew? One it can control by frequencies?

Ok to be fair 10 goods.

1. No swearing, or sexually immoral behaviors. Everyone is well covered. This is rare for a movie nowadays. Having several kids watching, usually I end up turning movies off as they almost always never put that junk in the trailers. (You should be able to get your money back if you quit a movie before 50% into it!!! Not to mention 5min in!) I didn't need to turn this one off.
2. At a kid level, say 11 to mid teen they probably did not catch all the issues this movie has and thought it a decent scary movie.
3. The creepiest part by far was when the creature slid under the water in the basement..... Yes there are issues with why... Never mind...
4. The video work is decent, the creatures look fairly real.
5-10. Sorry I can't think of any more....

Apparently there is going to be a sequel. Good. Then maybe I can find out how they are getting power to their house and why the military couldn't kill these things.. And WHERE THEY CAME FROM!
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blunt raptureReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
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Well, I guess everything has already been said.
It's now clear and official:

We really shouldn't be so nerdily obsessed with everything so much that we can never enjoy anything anymore. Suspending one's disbelief is not being a moron, it's flexing movie skills.

Let the movie do what it wants on its own terms.
This isn't 'F is for Fake.'
Take it at face value.
The same way you listened to wild stories as kids, allow yourself to inhabit the movie.
Stop wondering 'why' and 'how come' and 'no way.'
Leave your mind and body at the door.

I, too, didn't check this out at first cuz it looked like stuff I've seen a thousand times before.
Plus, it starred a TV actor?! (Though I love John...)
But the implausibility comforted me and the randomness made me whole.
You don't need to know the back story, or details about the alien threat, or even context --- just lean back, let it all wash over you.

Enjoy it! Right NOW!!
Jump over the potholes in the plot and don't get mad the characters don't do what you would do --- they're NOT you.

The teensy few things that still annoyed me were when the oldest daughter is feeling unloved and unwanted because she felt guilty for her little brother's death.
Because she WAS responsible for her brother's death.
1) She went against father's orders and gave her little brother a toy jet that dad had withheld.
2) She wouldn't stay put and be quiet.
3) Always thinking she was right about everything, she nurtured a huge case of arrogant ignorance and got people unnecessarily hurt or killed.
4) She didn't obey her dad but ran away and almost got her other brother killed.

So you see? She WAS the bummer bringing the family down.
SHE was what was wrong with the family.

But throw in a few extra-suspenseful scenes, create some speedy weird creatures sensitive to sound, add good direction, writing, and acting --- and you have a very entertaining movie, stuffed with spills and chills, and occasional kills. Looked good enough to make my eyeballs fistbump.

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little meReviewed in the United States on September 27, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very unusual plot, but thrilling
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Very unique..it’s a thriller. Well done, great acting , nail biter. I really enjoyed it. I hope this helps you somehow.😎
BiffReviewed in the United States on March 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Why the One Star Reviews are Wrong...
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This movie is fantastic and let me tell you why the "plot holes" everyone focuses on are ridiculous (mostly). This is not a magical, unrealistic, heroic tale of survival, this is a normal family who just happened to possess a sustainable form of communication that likely saved them when the creatures first arrived.

The major pothole everyone seems to have beef with is why the family chose to live in a home as opposed to living by the sound producing river. I understand that this is a matter of survival, but what exactly would they be living in? Even with the river and waterfall masking sound, there is no way they would be able to build anything sustainable without attracting the creatures. With the major point of this film being that they are able to live semi-normal lives due to the silent form of communication they had become accustomed to, why on Earth would they choose to sleep on dirt or in a mud hut with a home nearby that has solar power, food, warm beds, an emergency alert system, and other comforts that offer some sort of happiness? Ridiculous point.

The second concern seems to revolved around the choice to have a baby during this time. Anyone who believes that they chose to have a baby is missing a few brain cells. I doubt that they chose to get pregnant during this, but accidents happen, certain pregnancy preventing items can break. They are humans, humans crave closeness- especially in times of fear, grief, or sadness. They made a mistake and they very clearly dealt with the consequences of that mistake.

Third, why is everyone so upset about Regan being the one to discover the high frequency sound weakness? It is shown throughout the entire movie that she consistently has trouble with the feedback on her device. No other character that we are shown can hear it. It makes perfect sense to me that she would be the one to connect those dots. In addition, we have NO IDEA if others, such as scientist, have found this solution because if they did, how they the heck would this little family find out about it?? The radio? The TV? Again, ridiculous.

Finally, the only plot hole that I do have questions regarding, is the selectivity of the hearing from the creatures. I can forgive many moments where the sound may not be overwhelming, such as when they are walking along the sand path (When Lee runs towards Beau- surely the creature would have doubled back for him?), but when Evelyn is giving birth in the tub and the creature is no more than a few feet from here, how could it have not heard her whimpers or her pounding heart beat? It was clearly in hunting mode at this point, so I would imagine it would be on high alert.Even though this does raise questions, I do not think it takes away from the film at all. In the end, I will chalk it up to not knowing the background of the creature, which will hopefully be revealed in A Quiet Place 2 and give us a few more answers.

This is a fantastic movie with a very interesting use of sign language that is, unfortunately, rarely seen. I am an AVID horror and suspense fan and would easily put this in my top films, do not listen to a single one of these one star reviews as they are largely absurd. As I said, this is not a film about survival experts saving the day, it is a film about a family simply trying to LIVE and learning along the way.
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MISTY MENSERReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Make sure to watch Quiet & it's seaqel Quite Place (I'm thinking I got the names mixed or wrong but besides the fact) WATCH PART ONE & TWO THEY'RE BRILLIANT MOVIES
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