A Quiet Place: Movie Review


Denis Mardesich, Staff Writer

So far, 2018 has been a pretty good year for movies, and A Quiet Place is no exception, with a great artistic theme, and cinematography that’s even better this could very well be one of 2018’s best movies. With its scary and suspenseful and theme this film is sure to leave you on edge.

A Quiet Place centers around the Abbott family, and the many trials that they face throughout the film. The Abbott family are some of the only humans that are  actually seen in the film and they expertly represent the struggle that exists living in a quiet world. In this world monsters that can hear your every move have wiped out almost all of humanity, and everyone has to be quiet, not a single sound can be made, or you’ll be lunch for Ridley Scott and Jim Henson’s love child in his Labyrinth era.

A Quiet Place was directed and co-written by John Krasinski who also plays the lead role in the film. Krasinski is known for playing one of the The Office’s many lovable characters, Jim Halpert. In terms of being a director, Krasinski has very little experience, yet he somehow managed to make  an astonishing film, in fact most everything about this film is spectacular and it really shows us that mainstream horror movies can still be amazing.

As for ratings A Quiet Place is exceptional, with a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, an 8.1/10 on IMDB, and an 82 on Metacritic it surely does have something to boast about, almost every reviewer gave the film an amazing rating, and I would too. Not only is this film amazing based on critics, but it has  also shown great success in the box office, passing up the film Rampage and Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty as the top grossing film.

However this film is far better than the former 2. In fact it’s amazing in most every category, especially in terms of cinematography with amazing shots that  convey emotion to a T, immersing you into the film and communicating through visuals instead of sound,. This is what makes the film so amazing, it relies entirely on your sight, catching your eye like a piece of art.

As for acting, this film is great, with actors such as Emily Blunt and the previously mentioned John Krasinski and has some some great child actors such Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, and Cade Woodward. All of which are really good in the movie .

So from artstyle to acting this film really stands out and spotlights John Krasinski as a rising star in cinema, possessing the ability of turning an interesting concept to an amazing film. And although this film does have some flaws it is one of this years best movies so far.