There’s a perfectly sound reason why “A Quiet Place” has a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
“A Quiet Place” is a suspense thriller starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt along with Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe and follows the Abbott family in the year 2020. A breed of blind, Stranger Things-like creatures roam the earth, hunting by sound. To survive, the family has to stay silent, or else.
Throughout the film, we follow the family’s lives as they’ve adapted to their life-or-death existence. We get a real in-depth look at how drastically different life can be if we weren’t allowed to make any sound. From cooking to playing board games — even using sign language to communicate with one another — the family does everything in complete silence.
From the beginning, the audience instantly knows what and how big the stakes are and quickly connect with the characters. Unlike most horror movies, the characters are smart (for the most part) and don’t make too many idiotic decisions, although there have to be some or else we wouldn’t have a movie.
The acting is phenomenal across the board. Krasinski and Blunt’s real-life marriage makes the chemistry between the on-screen couple raw and organic, which you don’t get in most movies. Simmonds, in her second movie appearance, also makes a stand-out performance.
Like Krasinski and Blunt, Simmonds was able to draw from her own life experience for this movie. Like her character Regan, Simmonds is deaf, which adds another special element to this movie.
Krasinski also directed the movie and did an amazing job at it. Despite there only being a few lines of actual dialog throughout the entire movie, there is never a dull moment. Every second is suspenseful, making you wonder what will happen next and every little sound makes you jump and instantly be afraid that someone is about to die.
This is definitely a movie everyone should go and see. But don’t bring any popcorn, it will make too much noise.