A Quiet Place Film Review
I'm exhausted, but in a good way.
A Quiet Place does not disappoint from start to finish. I have never felt so tense for so long in a movie theater. The longer the film is silent the more tense you get until you can barely stand it. You can truly feel the struggle this family must go through to survive. John Krasinski has stated numerous times that this movie is a love letter to his children and that he made it because he wanted to explore how far parents would go for their children. Which is a lovely message when you think about it.
Funny man John Krasinski truly delivers a wonderfully frightening and original film. At no point did I ever think A Quiet Place was boring or predictable and I was thoroughly invested and on the edge of my seat for the entire time. The on screen chemistry between Krasinski and real life wife Emily Blunt really added to this film. You got the feeling that they really were a family doing whatever they can to survive together, and when you put yourself in their situation you can feel it more. The child actors that played their children also did very well. It's not easy to act in scary situations without much dialogue and I really thought they did a good job.
No Spoilers Here
I do not want to spoil this movie for those who have not seen it. All I will say is that the last 25 minutes of this movie is brilliant filmmaking. By the time you get there you are so tense and ready and it does not disappoint. The ending was so good that the people in my theater were literally applauding. That is not something you see every day.
4.5 out of 5
This truly was a great movie. If you like tense and suspenseful films do yourself a favor and see this one in the theater. Films like this are so much more enjoyable with other moviegoers around you to hear everyones reactions.