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A Quiet Place Review

Natalie Valiente, Staff Writer

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“A Quiet Place” was released on April 6, 2018 in theaters and featured Millicent Simmonds, Emily Blunt, and John Krasinski, known to many as Jim from The Office. The movie received a 95% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 8/10 on iMDb.com.

The movie was meant to rack your nerves and to have the audience become an observer in an unfolding horror. This movie in particular builds the tension to perfection, especially since most of the movie is silent.

“A Quiet Place” follows the Abbott family; mother, Evelyn (Emily Blunt), father, Lee (Krasinski) and their children (Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds). When mysterious monsters come to earth, hunting any kind of sound, the family must remain silent in order to survive. They do however, have an advantage since they all communicate through sign language. Millicent Simmonds, who plays Regan Abbot is both deaf in the movie and in real life. As the story progresses the family is faced with the horrors of having to remain quiet.

A year before, the family’s youngest child was killed when a toy was accidentally set off in the middle of the woods. Throughout the movie the family grieves, especially the oldest daughter, who blames herself. Evelyn Abbot is in the finals stages of her pregnancy and in a turn of events she is forced to go in to labor by herself while remaining silent. The two children also have to find how to escape the monsters when they are separated from the rest of the family. 

I think that the movie was very entertaining. Many people are used to theaters being loud and having movies action packed with sounds, but when I went to watch the movie, the theater was silent and everyone was on the edge of their seats.

Senior, Elizabeth Knisely, who takes sign language, said that it was “cool to actually understand the movie without having to read subtitles.”

Although the movie felt short, it is definitely worth the watch.  

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