FILM REVIEW: A nail-biting, clever, and mostly unpredictable ‘A Quiet Place’
Talk about bone-chilling.
Though The Sleepless Critic does not usually tackle films, since awards season is here and Sleepless Critic is associated with the Screen Actors Guild Awards, a review will pop up here and there about a nominee. Emily Blunt has been nominated for Screen Actor’s Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Supporting Role for the post-apocalyptic horror film, A Quiet Place.
The Abbots are embarking on a quiet journey. Not by choice, but in fear for their lives. Every moment of this nail biting PG-13 horror flick will keep you at the edge of your seat. John Krasinski makes his directorial debut in A Quiet Place starring alongside his beautiful, IRL Emily Blunt, who has had a strong presence this awards season and was pregnant IRL during its filming. See the trailer here.
It may seem like too simple a premise that just might put you to sleep. Not a word is spoken for the majority of the film, but Krasinski makes some clever and bold choices to build the film’s tension to hair raising suspense. It’s a mostly unpredictable movie about the Abbot family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. Everyday tasks are harrowing under the threat of being attacked at the hint of any noise.
John Krasinki brings this world to life and is likable as a courageous father and husband. Emily Blunt is quite the warrior (especially in a perilous scene not to be revealed here), but it is Millicent Simmonds as Regan who is the real standout in this film, a young actress deaf in real life.
The 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, hosted by Megan Mullally, will be broadcast on Sunday, January 27. Click here for more information.
A Quiet Place is available for streaming on ITunes, OnDemand, on Blu-Ray, DVD, and where I found it – at my local library.