Two parents do what it takes to keep their children safe in a world full of creatures hunting every sound they can hear. Not a sound can be heard from the family hiding in silence, but all it takes is one noise and everything can go wrong.Written by
The bathtub scene with Emily Blunt was done in one take. According to John Krasinski, as soon as he said, "Cut," Blunt immediately fell out of character and asked the crew, "What's everyone having for lunch?" See more »
In the grocery store when Lee removes the batteries from the toy space shuttle, he sets them down, apart from each other. Yet when Beau goes to pick them up, they are arranged next to each other. See more »
Your father will protect you. Your father will always protect you.
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The main title appears after about nine minutes, created to look as though it is made from sand, and is the only on-screen credit aside from the opening production logos. See more »
Do I Wanna Know?
Written by Alex Turner, Matt Helders, Jamie Cook & Nick O'Malley
Performed by Arctic Monkeys
Produced by Ross Orton
Courtesy of Domino Records See more »
Better than expected, justifying the hype.
I initially did not want to watch this, as I feared it would be similar to the highly acclaimed yet utterly boring films 'It comes at night' and 'It follows'. 'A Quiet Place' was equally acclaimed, and in this instance, I must admit I was wrong and the film justified the high acclaim. This is a very unique film and interesting concept. Despite the very little dialogue or sound in the film, this was remarkably never boring. On the contrary, I was completely spellbound and literally sat on the edge of my seat waiting for the family to make a mistake.
What I found interesting about this film compared to most other post-apocalyptic films is the fact they never show or tell you what actually happened for the family to be in the situation they're in. But I enjoyed the fact they kept the plot simple, and never over-complicated it with back stories and twists. This is essentially a survival tale. The film had to rely (a lot!) on the actors' abilities to make this work, and they did! The acting was superb - especially John Krasinski, who is ultimately the hero.
Naturally - in a film like this - you're bound to have plot flaws and there are a number of them. My biggest issue was right in the beginning when the family let their 4-year old son walk BEHIND all of them, without anyone even holding his hand. They were so concerned about sound and the elements surrounding them, yet this was apparently perfectly in order. There's also a scene where they play Monopoly and even use fibre pieces instead of metal. From outside, you surely won't be able to hear ordinary Monopoly pieces on a board from the confines of your home, so this was taking the idea just a bit too far. Also, why are they using lanterns and candles if they have electricity? The creatures are blind anyway. Keeping the newborn baby silent was also not believable. It's simply impossible to keep a baby quiet at all times. The film would have done better without the baby.
Despite all these and numerous other flaws, though, it was a very good film and very different. The chemistry between the characters were also very good (although I found their daughter Regan a bit annoying). Oh, and what I wouldn't give to kiss John Krasinski's thick moustache...just saying...
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