"A Quiet Place" Movie Review
A Quiet Place is the first horror film of John Krasinski's career, and yet he directed this film as if he was a pro. Krasinski has directed two other films and three episodes of The Office, but never anything this level of intense. He proved with this film that he has a whole other level of genius just waiting to be explored.
A Quiet Place takes place in a future where merciless creatures have swarmed earth. The Abbott family has already discovered that the creatures are blind and hunt by sound. They find ways to live in absolute silence in order to stay safe from the creatures.
I honestly don't have one negative thing to say about this film. From the opening frame to the climactic ending, I was completely immersed. There were times I caught myself tensing up or clenching my seat as if I was right there in the middle of it all.
What's most fascinating is just how emotional the acting and story was. One might think that a film that's 95% sign language wouldn't be so gripping but somehow Krasinski pulled it off. Krasinski's real-life wife Emily Blunt co-starred alongside him in the film, which I think made the story seem more real. While it's usually not a good idea for couples to work together, John and Emily proved that there's exceptions to every rule.
Bryan Woods and Scott Beck were the writers of the film with John Krasinski assisting. The three are obviously a dynamic trio and should definitely consider working together again in the future.
It's difficult to know what else to say about the film without giving things away, which I certainly don't want to do. It's definitely better to go into the theater with no clue what's coming. It's far more impactful that way.
In conclusion, I have nothing but high praise for everyone involved in the film. Top marks across the board for every actor and crewmember and writer involved. I give A Quiet Place a 4 out of 4.
© 2018 Nathan Jasper