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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    When a raised voice spells doom...

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    AandJ091108
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    “A Quiet Place” takes place in a world where the usual comforts of life are absent. People must be silent, since sound is the enemy and can result in a horrible death. A father (John Krasinski), mother (Emily Blunt), and their three children attempt to normalize a life that is anything but normal. Grotesque, voracious creatures hover, just waiting to pounce. Although they are blind and their only clue to human presence is sound, even the slightest gasp or crushed leaf or dropped toy can bring forth these demonic monsters. So life must be extremely quiet — no TV, no radio — even a whisper can be lethal. We see what an unexpected noise can do when the young son activates a mechanical toy and the buzzing causes one of these creatures to snatch him away. Krasinski, who also co-wrote and directs, offers a fresh take on the horror genre. There are no nubile teens venturing stupidly into danger, no gruesome scenes of torture, and no maniacs with sharp implements stalking about. The monsters, which are pretty awful-looking, are not shown clearly until about halfway through the film. Until then, they’re seen in flashing glimpses that provide shocks while hinting at their size and speed. It helps that Krasinski and Ms. Blunt (his real-life wife) are both excellent, their characters using expressions and sign language to communicate. Some of the early scenes show a family that not only has acclimated itself to a world without sound, but has meals together (served on vegetable leaves to avoid the clinking of plates), plays Monopoly (using cotton playing pieces), and does laundry (by hand, of course. A whirring washing machine would spell doom). The father is desperately trying to discover weaknesses of the creatures, but hasn’t succeeded. Though the film doesn’t have a typical soundtrack, it is not without sound. Periodically, we’ll get a loud musical cue when something awful happens or is about to. And the little sounds — breathing, the heartbeat of a baby, a creaky floorboard — create enormous suspense. Are they loud enough to draw the killer beasts? When the father and son head down to a river, the sound of rushing water temporarily breaks the silence and, because the roar of the water is louder than speech, provides cover for the two to talk as in better times. The movie’s greatest pleasure is that it uses suspense as it should be — to enhance terror, make the viewer anticipate, build tension, and make us care about the family. An example of well-crafted suspense occurs when the pregnant mother is delivering her baby while struggling to remain silent. If she screams, both she and the baby will perish. The script never addresses where these creatures came from. Whether they are alien creatures or the result of mutation or some other source doesn’t really matter. The focus is on one family and its constant, ongoing attempts to keep silent and survive. Attempting to explain the unexplainable would only cause distraction. Title cards tell us what day it is in the nightmare chronology and that sense of time illustrates the ingenuity of the couple and their kids to keep from becoming human prey. Rated PG-13, “A Quiet Place” is an excellent horror thriller. Combining some basic elements of the genre with an interesting concept makes for an exciting motion picture. Bonus materials on the 4K/ Blu-ray Combo Pack include the behind-the-scenes featurettes “Creating the Quiet: Behind the Scenes of A Quiet Place;” “The Sound of Darkness: Editing Sound for A Quiet Place,” and “A Reason for Silence: The Visual Effects of A Quiet Place.” A digital copy is enclosed.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    John Krasinski Creates Effective Horror

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    VandyPrice
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    There is a lot to say about A Quiet Place, the third directorial effort from John Krasinski (The Office) starring real-life wife Emily Blunt in their first on-screen collaboration (and as a married couple no less), but more than anything this is a movie that encapsulates the equal amount of unexpected fear as compared to the expected amount of joy that comes along with becoming and being a parent. It is something society doesn't often prepare you for and that you don't hear much about when embarking on this particular chapter in your life. People tell you how it will change your life, certainly, and how it will do so for the better as well as how tough things will be at different times for different reasons, but no one ever seems to warn expectant parents just how much fear will encompass their lives and in what are otherwise seemingly normal of situations. This isn't what A Quiet Place is about outright, but as the father to a three year-old daughter that is what A Quiet Place is most explicitly about to me. It is a summation and tense execution of what it feels like to solely be responsible for the lives of those that are dependent upon you whether they see it that way or not; they simply expect you to be there for them because that has always been your role without a second thought to the worry and fear that role might encompass and carry. A child's perspective is difficult to re-adjust to the point they understand the full spectrum of various emotions we as human beings are capable of experiencing, but there is something inherent when becoming a parent where your brain automatically switches to all-of-a-sudden be weary of any potential dangers to your child while at the same time coming to the realization your strengths and abilities might not be enough to protect them from whatever the world throws at them. Granted, A Quiet Place is this times fifty-seven and represents the worst-case scenario of what are most of the time internalized fears, but that is what makes the film so effective and ultimately, so moving. At the center of the story is a family unit that has been fractured by grief in the midst of having to adjust to this new way of life thanks to an extra-terrestrial threat whose origins remain a mystery sans some quick glances at a few newspaper clippings, but the context doesn't matter as much as the concepts that bound forth from its simple, but intriguing premise. Through all of this, Krasinski hones in on what makes the premise work so well, that being the grief, necessary coping, and inherent fear that inevitably comes with making ourselves vulnerable enough to care so much about others. Realizing these emotions and this feeling of need to protect and shelter those you are responsible for even when you have no idea how you might accomplish as much into a tight, ninety-minute actualization that will have you holding your breath and remaining as still as the reflections we see on screen.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fantastic, and suspenseful ride!

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    SarshelYam
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    A Quiet Place should be prefaced by a disclaimer that, while purposeful, requires a quiet audience. I have a hearing problem, and was really intrigued by a film that openly communicates its use, advocact, and support of ASL and the deaf community. That said, the sound design was top notch, and only added to the overall tension of the setting amidst creatures who hunt solely by transmitted sound. It should come as no surprise that the chemistry between Emily Blunt & John Krasinski is tender, and real given their IRL pairing, but they each rise to bring more than just standard fair suspense/thriller dynamics to the forefront. Millicent Simmonds is an absolute pleasure and her angsty & emotionally tortured portrayal of Regan Abott often anchors the story into the realm of psychological drama. As I watched, it was clear how much emotion and purpose was behind each sign she delivered. Frustration, anger, sorrow, and fear...each were hard to ignore as Millie delivered her first fantastic starring role. A Quiet Place earned its spot among my top horror/suspense/thriller movies, and I highly recommend all to check it out.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Quiet Movie

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    A Quiet Place is a film of great sonic interest, even if that doesn't always translate into great sonic intensity. But it does, as it needs. The film opens with little footsteps and the trace sound of a crayon scribbling on the floor. Characters communicate in sign language, and the most insignificant, hushed sound can be vital to their survival, or a misstep that could cost them dearly. Silence is necessary through much of the film, and gentle support nuance can become a sonic focal point, which the Atmos track delivers with impressive placement and clarity, even at whisper-quiet levels. The track can get so quiet, at times, that ambient sound in the home theater -- like a running air conditioner -- can get in the way of any given scene's silent intensity. Modest winds blow about, light rustling leaves define the countryside, and floating papers blow around abandoned towns. These can be essential, mood- and environment-shaping sounds, elevated well beyond traditional sound roles in other films, but not amplified. Six minutes in and music does enter the track: it's fluid, light, and well spaced. On the other hand, particularly later on in the movie, music can be heart-pounding and intense, enveloping a large portion of the listening area.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a great steelbook for collectors.

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    BruceThomasWayne
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    The cover design on this steelbook is awesome -- a few monster claw marks are slashed through the cover, embossed so that you can run your hands over it and feel the depth of them; I also love the red and black color tone of the case. As far as the movie goes, it's a really great horror movie. The idea of a silent, apocalyptic world has been touched on and thought about before, but no other film has ever captured it as terrifyingly and effectively as this one. It truly is an amazing film that cannot be missed. This is a great steelbook to go along with an even better movie. Also: I feel like steelbooks protect your movies better than a simple plastic case, so, while the price may seem a little high (I won't deny the fact that it is), you're paying for a collector's edition case that can go through a lot and still be in good shape.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On the edge

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    My wife and i was looking for a movie for a date night in while the kids played. I heard about this movie and how good it was from my sister who saw it in theaters. Oh boy! Was it a great watch! The movie kept my wife and i worried and on edge from start to finish. It had it's scary moment and it had it's happy moments. The movie made my wife cry. My wife isn't a movie watcher but this is her favorite movie. This is a movie we can enjoy again. That says a lot because I don't usually rewatch movies in a short span. I recommend this movie for anyone who likes suspense and like to be on the edge of there seat from start to finish. It'll probably make some cry like my wife as well. Don't want to give any spoilers away! Watch it!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great "scary" movie light on effects

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    First to enjoy this movie you really need a quiet place (yeah pun intended) and surround sound helps. Much of the show has no vocal dialog and is sign language so you'll have to read the subtitles unless you happen to know ASL like I do. Much of the fear is built up visually by the actors and by the mid point you can taste the tension. The ending leaves you hanging a bit but I think that's because they are planning a sequel. If you want a movie you watch why playing on your phone this isn't for you but if you want a well told character driven story (think The Walking dead without zombies) then you'll love this one.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remain Silent- It will spell disaster!

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    This movie is a fantastic work of complete fear. Doing a movie like this brings the audience closer to the family and makes you feel for every character and what they are experiencing. This movie puts you on the edge of your seat in some parts. It is very well made. I am hoping that a part 2 is made and possibly give us a little back story as to how these creatures came to be. It will also be great to see where this story goes from here and if life can get back to normal for all. Would I recommend this movie? Yes. Enjoyed it very much and the cast did a fantastic job throughout. It was very well made.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impossible to stay quiet about this one

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    In a year filled with noisy and explosive films vying for your attention, this quiet little indie is one of the few releases so far this year worth talking about. It has the clever mechanics of a Hitchcock thriller combined with creepiness and slow dread of Shyamalan's finest. Mix in rich characters developed with almost no dialogue and a strong family theme and you've got a recipe for greatness. If you're bored with the over the top A.D.D. fueled offerings this summer, you're guaranteed to be wowed by the subtleties of this thoughtful and meticulous little thriller. So, pop up the popcorn, turn out the lights and make sure you have your favorite blanket duck under.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A stupendous thriller with heart

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    A Quiet Place is just excellent. It's only the second feature length film directed by John Krasinski, but he shows himself to be an incredibly talented director here. The biggest draw to this film is the use of silence. Most movies nowadays (especially horror films) seem to be afraid of being quiet. There always has to be something happening, or music playing in the background, but silence is used in this movie to great effect. Not only does it create a really unique atmosphere, it makes for some genuinely tense sequences. Acting across the board is excellent. Overall I was very pleased with this movie, and definitely looking forward to what Krasinski does next!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Scary good

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    This movie reminds of Jaws mixed with Signs (Mel Gibson). This is not a fun movie per say it’s about loss, love, sacrifice and family. It is gripping and I don’t think you could fully relate to it unless you are a parent. That’s just my opinion. There are some things I do not like about the film but I will not spoil it for anyone, it is still a must watch. There is some original stuff in this film which you have to appreciate cause now in the world we live in its much easier to refresh something old rather to come up with something original. Don’t get me wrong it’s not all original but some of it is and that seems to be the best we can hope for these days.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Spoiler Alert.

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    This movie has very little audio. Despite this fact i still thoroughly enjoyed this one. For a film to garner my interest without speaking really, you know it must be good. I really wish they would of figured out the creatures weakness. That is before the Father sacrificed himself. This doesn't detract from the film though. I also wish they would of shown them taking out the other two. This was the only thing that made me not rate it excellent. Instead they just end it with them seen coming toward the home. The Mother cocks a shotgun and BOOM credits role. I mean you go on knowing what happens but still.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Unique Family Story

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    A Quiet Place is a thriller with a unique twist. It’s about family relations and struggles for survival in a difficult situation. This doesn’t sound so unique but when you throw in the idea that no one can make a sound, any sound, things change dramatically. Making noise attracts creatures, possibly alien, that that are sensitive to sound. They can pinpoint your location and well you’re done for. Emily Blunt works well with her real husband John Krasinski in this sci-fi family movie. The 4K-HDR really enhances every scene. The action explodes on the screen. I mention this in most of my reviews. This movie is a very good buy.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    one of best films of 2018

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    this is not only one of the best films of 2018, but it had blew my mind in ways to show with less dialog and showing this family has to adapt on not making a single sound and express with sign language to communicate as well as surviving throughout the film. for those who are into Thriller as well as drama with each element in between this is worth your time. as for this steelbook this has a awesome design with the claws of the monster showing the marks, this had a lot of time work and effort to be put in with in this incredible steelbook cover.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected... exceeded expectations!

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    I'm not going to lie, I went into this thinking it had a somewhat lame concept but the reviews looked good so i gave it a shot. Overall without spoiling anything I enjoyed this movie. There was never a dull moment as it had some good acting and the story progressed well throughout. I loved Emily Blunt! I was not expecting how it ended, but it looked as if it was left open for a part 2. I would definitely recommend this movie. This was one of those movies that matched the reviews online which I read before going to the theatre to see it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turn It Up!!!!!!!

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    So it turns out the entire movie is about these conservatives on the social networking site called “Tumblr”. If they make any sound or speak up, they are instantly called “cis-norm-haters” and are instantly killed by a mob of online trolls and neck beards. Disc looks great. Sound is obviously used sparingly. Great sound mixing. There’s a moment in the beginning where a little child is sacrificed for being part of the patriarchy and you can really get a nice contrast to the moments of pure silence. Digital copy that can be redeemed at either iTunes or ultraviolet retailers like Vudu.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great film great steelbook design!

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    This film shattered all expectations when I saw this in cinemas a couple months ago. Obviously there had to be a steelbook and the design is stunning. Emily Blunt and that tub birth scene was amazing! She deserves an award! John Kransiski who is also married t blunt in real life stars and directs and re wrote the film. The young actors in this film were brilliant and really stole the show. As for the creatures in this film.. I won’t aay definitely worth checking out to find out yourself. If your planning on picking up a copy soon. The steelbook edition is the best choice for collectors and movie buffs:

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Artwork for Great Movie

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    If you were pleasantly surprised by just how good this movie is, then I think you'll be just as pleasantly surprised with the steelbook. The cover is simple, with a picture of Emily Blunt, Big Tuna's wife both in the movie as well as in life, in a red tone that both mirrors the warning lights in the movie as well as immediately warn the holder that the movie contained isn't a happy walk in Scranton. It also includes embossed scratch marks, indicating the dangers to be faced by the movie's protagonist family. I highly recommend adding this one to your collection.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SHHHHHHH!

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    SpenceJT
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    This is one of the most intensely suspenseful films that I have ever seen ...and all at a PG-13 rating! This was a perfect rollercoaster ride of tension and fright, suitable for the entire family (so long as your children are in their early teens). Well acted, well directed, with high production values and (ironically) a great field of sound! It is amazing what you can hear when there is no dialogue and little by way of music! The sounds of silence surround you, with only the ambient sounds that one would encounter in nature. Very very well done movie!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    INSTANT CLASSIC!!!

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    This is probably one of the most frightening films of recent memory. Finally a horror movie that isn’t all about decapitations, blood and guts and one jump scare after another even though there is a few of them. When they do rear their head, they’re done tactfully with necessity. What I love about A Quiet Place is that it uses the horror genre to explore themes such as family relations and grief, and it tops up the family drama with suspense, lots of it. This is easily the most suspenseful film I have ever seen and it was one heck of a ride.

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