Wow, was this an intense movie from start to finish. I was a little skeptical of the PG-13 rating at first, but this movie really doesn’t need an R rating to be scary as hell. The premise I was also a bit skeptical, especially after watching Bird Box, but A Quiet Place is all the things I wanted Bird Box to be. I really enjoyed it.
A family is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where monsters have taken over & they hunt by sound. No words are spoken for about the first 30 minutes & all dialogue is sign language & subtitles. The film starts 30+ days after the “end of the world” & we first meet the family scavenging for supplies in an abandoned town. A significant time jump occurs and it’s about a year later & we see how the family has adapted & survived in this new world where every tiny little sound can draw these monsters in. A dropped plate, the creak of the stairs…these things can hear everything.
The movie is directed by & stars John Krasinski (aka as Jim from the Office) & his wife, Emily Blunt, & is a well acted film, especially considering the fact that there is very little dialogue. This film is like Hush meets Signs.
I give my 5 star ratings out very sparingly & this film is worthy of it. It has a solid 83% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes & 95% critic score. It is a good movie & I highly recommend to any horror fan.