A Quiet Place (2018) #Review #Horror #Thriller #Movies #EmilyBlunt #JohnKrasinski

Movie Review


Wonderful film but I have to say, it bears a striking resemblance to a book I read last fall. One that is in no way affiliated with this movie.

A Quiet Place (Release Date: April 6, 2018)

In a post-apocalyptic world, a family is forced to live in silence while hiding from monsters with ultra-sensitive hearing.

Starring: Emily BluntJohn Krasinski, and Millicent Simmonds

Director: John Krasinski

Rating/ Runtime: PG-13 1hr 30

My Thoughts…

When I first saw this trailer I immediately thought it was the adaptation of Tim Lebbon’s The Silence, which I read last fall (It’s bloody fantastic btw!). The author had said it was in the process of being made so I thought, “here it is and it has some big names attached to it!”. I was very impressed and excited to see it.

As time went on, I learned more and more about it but what was never mentioned was that it was adapted from Lebbon’s book. Still, I was very excited to see it, especially as Krasinski had directed and produced it and I’ve only ever associated him with “The Office”.

Well, I loved it! Considering it has almost no dialogue, it goes to show that strong acting chops coupled with a riveting storyline is all you need to captivate an audience. It’s beautifully shot, possessing an art house quality and it is in no way gratuitous in terms of violence, which is amazing when you see these monsters. The cast was brilliant and it says a lot about Krasinksi’s capabilities when I say I never once thought of him as “Jim Halpert”. Not once!

Seriously, this is an A+ film for me but for one thing, and that is that it is far too big a coincidence that this film has an almost identical plot to Lebbon’s book, and as I learned from the author’s website, it is NOT the adaptation that is coming out. “The Silence” is still set to hit the big screen. This has many of the author’s fans in a bit of an outrage. Telling him to sue etc… but he handled it gracefully, saying that The Silence will be a wonderful movie and will stand apart.

Anyway, I did really enjoy it but it seems impossible to me that someone at some point didn’t read this book and become “inspired”. That said, maybe it is just a really big coincidence.

Rating… A




21 thoughts on “A Quiet Place (2018) #Review #Horror #Thriller #Movies #EmilyBlunt #JohnKrasinski

  1. after reading your review, I think I’m gonna get The Silence now! I absolutely love the movie and I got excited sfter finding out about the book.Though, I also hope that the resemblance is really just a coincidence bacause I can’t imagine the contorversy it will stir if the movie adaptation of the silence comes out.😥

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      1. I just finished ‘The Silence’ yesterday..and it was great! I agree with you the similarities are uncanny and can’t help but imagine the characters from the movies while reding it.

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  2. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a movie that had me muttering, “Oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k, oh f**k…” under my breath while gripping the arm of the theatre seat more than I did in this one. To avoid spoilers, I won’t be more specific but I’m sure you can guess the sequence I’m thinking of and it drove me mad with anxiety.
    Like you said above, it made me appreciate John Krasinski in a whole new light (as I felt with his directorial debut, an adaptation of David Foster Wallace’s ‘Brief Interviews with Hideous Men’).. But he certainly takes his abilities to a new level here. This is masterful! And, like you said, not once did I expect him to turn and offer a goofy smile to the camera :).
    “The Silence’ stuff makes me worried/sad though. I’m definitely going to have to check the book out though.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean!!! You think they would have been more “careful” as the risks were insane! The book business is worrying. I really don’t think the author will pursue it in any way but I think the film adaptation may not do as well because we have seen this brilliant film first. You’ll have to read the book. It’s very good and you’ll also see how similar it is.


  3. Jessica Rachow

    I will have to read The Silence then, because if it’s similar, I know I will love it. I just thought the acting was incredible with little dialogue. It’s amazing how much I cared about these characters when I didn’t know much about them. Great review! 😊

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    1. Thank you! You have to read it! The similarities will blow your mind. I still think this was a brilliant movie though. I just hope there wasn’t anything nefarious at play here because I am really impressed with Krasinski’s skill as a director and producer.

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      1. Jessica Rachow

        I’ll add it to the top of my list. Yes, I agree – I hope it is just a coincidence. It was such a great movie, I would hate to find out there was cheating involved. I’ll let you know when I read The Silence!

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