Imagine living in a world where if you make a single sound, you die. That’s the terrifying struggle that stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt face in the thriller “A Quiet Place.”
Directed by Krasinski, famous for his role as Jim Halpert in the hit series “The Office,” the film is 90-minutes of pure suspense. Set in an abandoned rural town, it’s centered around the Abbott family as they live in silence and fear because vicious creatures that hunt only by sound have infiltrated their once beloved town along with the rest of the world.
Throughout the film, viewers see the struggle the family endures trying to live every day without a peep. No coughing, no crying, no laughing, not a single sound when the stakes are this high. Releasing a nearly silent horror film was a very bold move on Paramount Pictures’ part considering it hasn’t had a film as successful as this since “Fences” was released nearly two years ago.
American sign language plays a large role in the film as it is their primary means of communication between one another. In fact, Millicent Simmonds, who plays their deaf daughter, Regan Abbott, is deaf in real life.
“A Quiet Place” made some noise this weekend, landing the No. 1 spot at the box office. With a 97 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it is definitely a film worth seeing. It does an excellent job at capturing the eerie and constantly suspenseful fear of the Abbott family, and with every creak in the floor and audible breathe the audience moves closer to the edge of their seats.
While Krasinski is a main character in the film, his contribution extends far beyond what’s in front of the camera. In addition, he is also an executive producer, writer, and director. So really, his appearance on camera seems to be what’s “in addition.” While he may be known for his acting, Krasinski has also been a producer on “Manchester by the Sea,” and a few other works.
There is nothing bad to be said about this film. From the cinematography to the plot to the performance by the cast, “A Quiet Place” was truly was an outstanding work of art.