Excerpt: Keeping within the traditions of a horror and science-fiction film, A Quiet Place draws from the past to create something original: a logical film that brings its frights less through gore than through genuine tension.
Excerpt: For a film of this type, and a director who hasn’t done anything like this before, for it to be as experimental as it is, as crowd pleasing as it is, as artfully crafted and polished as it is, and all of that being packed in a lean, mean package, is one hell of an accomplishment.
Excerpt: An artfully-crafted and cleverly designed horror film driven by intense white-knuckle suspense from the talents of John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is actually a drama about overcoming a family tragedy told in the guise of a horror movie.
Excerpt: Part of what made horror once so effective was its ability to frighten without a word, or with the aid of only a haunting musical cue. “A Quiet Place” upends horror convention with its almost dialogue-free refreshment of the genre.
Excerpt: Parenting is hard. Especially when even the slightest noise attracts the unwanted attention of toothy, altogether terrifying creatures that will rip then entrails from both you and your spawn.
Excerpt: While it works on the level of surviving an onslaught of otherworldly beings, its true merit comes in how that onslaught exposes their humanity—through both heroism and failure. The highest praise I can give is to say the Abbotts feel like a real family.