NSoJ Movie Review: A silence deeply thrilly for the nerves

Emotions also run high throughout the film

A Quiet Place certainly brings something new to the genre of horror and revolves around the life of a family struggling to survive after the world has been invaded by blind creatures who hunt by sound. Right from the moment the movie starts, one gets gripped. Actor, co-writer, and director John Krasinski magnificently managed to create a film that though silent, for the most part, does not fail to impress. Daunting background music, excellent cinematography, and jaw-dropping acting from all the cast members are what make this movie a success, apart from of course the oh-so-different plot. The creatures who only hunt by sound, causes the audience to sit on the edges of their seat, hoping that no one makes a sound. Krasinski made use of this aspect to create an atmosphere of tension throughout the entire sequence. One such scene which gripping was when Evelyn Abbott (Emily Blunt), who plays the wife of Lee Abbott played by John Krasinski, was to give birth. The scene was beautifully played out with some fantastic acting by Noah Jupe, who plays her son.

Emotions also run high throughout the film, with the climax bringing out sacrifices made in the name of love for one's family. And that is what keeps up one’s hope; the father’s protectiveness towards the children even though inviting trouble was intended by them at few instances. But all of it could be forgiven because the children were incredible. Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds played the characters of the two children. Being a deaf actress, Millicent is the perfect choice to star in this film, as silence is one of its significant highlights. The movie though beautifully directed fails to give a background of pre-apocalypse happenings which leaves the audience into puzzle though the silence of the movie does not let the movie falter at any place. In fact, the 95 minutes long movie stands equally intriguing and interesting throughout. It becomes highly difficult to not give away spoiler alerts in order to commend the movie. With too little dialogues and a story like never before Krasinski has carved a masterpiece out of this horror movie. A movie as such would definitely be recommended by us to watch on the big screens.

Director: John Krasinski

Cast: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt. Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe

Music: Marco Beltrami

Cinematography: Charlotte Bruus Christensen

Rating: 4.5/5

Aditi Warnoolkar and Roshan Sageer reviewed the movie