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The Quiet Ones [Blu-ray] [2014]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (45 out of 68)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary with director/co-writer John Pogue and producer Tobin Armbrust
    • "Welcome to the Experiment: Making The Quiet Ones" documentary
    • "An Ominous Opening" featurette
    • Deleted scenes
    • Outtakes

    Synopsis


    The Quiet Ones
    A physics professor gathers a group of Ph.D students to help him conceive a poltergeist in this Hammer Films production based on actual events. Jane Harper (Olivia Cooke) is a deeply troubled girl possessed of an all-consuming blackness, and Professor Joseph Coupland (Jared Harris) has a particularly unconventional plan for getting the darkness out of her. Summoning his top students to a secluded estate on the outskirts of London, Professor Coupland proposes that they attempt to manifest the malevolent energy in Jane. What the brilliant instructor and his ambitious students discover when they attempt to do so, however, is a horror so unrelentingly baleful and powerful that it may destroy them all before they even realize what a terrible mistake they've made. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jared Harris
      Jared Harris - Professor Joseph Coupland
    • Sam Claflin
      Sam Claflin - Brian McNeil
    • Erin Richards
      Erin Richards - Krissi Dalton
    • Olivia Cooke
      Olivia Cooke - Jane Harper
    • Laurie Calvert
      Laurie Calvert - Phillip



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.5 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews

    66%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Wasn't that great...

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      Stylez
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      After achieving relative recent success with 2010's Let Me In (directed by Matt Reeves) and 2012's Victorian frightener The Woman in Black, the recently revived Hammer return to UK screens with The Quiet Ones (2014), a stylish and ably acted yet ultimately lacklustre psychological horror that's as predictable as it is almost entirely devoid of bona fide scares. Mad Men star Jared Harris heads up the cast as Joseph Coupland, a paranormal expert who believes he can isolate and eradicate negative energy from troubled teen case Jane (Olivia Cooke). The only problem is that his funding has been cut off, leaving him with little choice but to recruit pupils from his lecture group to assist him in his work. With the help of eager-to-impress students Harry (Rory Fleck-Byrne) and Krissi (Erin Richards) and cameraman Brian (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire's Sam Claflin), Joseph relocates the study to a suitably spooky Georgian house in the middle of nowhere, where his controversial methods soon raise questions with Brian, Harry and Krissi, and Jane is driven to the brink of insanity, causing all manner of supernatural events to transpire. With its beautifully executed 1970s setting and old fashioned tone that harks back to the films of Hammer's prime, The Quiet Ones succeeds in constructing an unnerving sense of tension and terror through Matyas Erdely's sharp cinematography and Lucas Vidal's moody score, yet fails miserably to back that up with a worthwhile narrative. The film's script, with contributions from no less than four screenwriters, is flimsy and cluttered, with interesting threads (Joseph's unbridled dedication and Brian's ever-increasing feelings of protectiveness towards Jane) that could have made the film infinitely more compelling had they been allowed a little extra room to breathe. Instead, they're cast aside in favour of an over-reliance on shock tactics and twists and turns that can be seen a mile off. In terms of performances, it's only really Harris and Cooke who are able to command their respective characters in ways that patch over the scripts shortcomings, leaving Claflin, Rory Fleck-Byrne and Richards lingering awkwardly in the background. But none of The Quiet Ones strengths are ever greater than its weaknesses, meaning the film does what it does (and not very good, for that matter) for a brisk 98-minute runtime, before fading into a distant memory, never to be thought of again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      The Title Doesn't Fit

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      PAULS
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      But the movie is very interesting to watch. Although, as with most English movies, the director leaves out key information about the characters so you go crazy trying to figure out what the theme (s) was or whether there was one to start with. Confusing but FUN! Enjoy!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie with a twist

      Posted
      Beeanna
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      I really knew i would like this movie from seeing the preview. But i didnt know i would like it as much as i do. It has a great storyline and then it has a twist at the end that you will never see coming. A must have for anyone's dvd collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Might not be for everyone

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      DixonHill
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      This horror movie is a throwback to the early 70s horror movies. Things take a while to get going and has a very slow burn to it. Not necessarily for fans that like the way horror movies are made today. Good picture and sound.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      not a big fan

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      coh1bph
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      this movie had a few moments that will make you jump (like any horror movie should), but otherwise the setting from the 1970's and documentary style is a little underwhelming. you can find scarier alternatives out there.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Bummer

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      Saden
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      I am not happy with the quality of these horror movies that I have chosen. I hope to get something that is really going to catch my attention and leave me wanting to watch it again. This did not do it!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Slow moving, but entertaining

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      duoim
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      The movie has a nice story, but really takes a while to build to any really scares. It almost felt like watching a clinical documentary (which might have been the point) for most of the film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Intriguing Story

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      adsfan
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      If this really is based on a true story, then it must have been quite the ride for the real people to have taken part in the experiment. This is otherwise a very well done movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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