Title: A Quiet Place
Director: John Krasinski
Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Milliicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe
One of the big questions I had going into A Quiet Place, was if the film would betray its premise. A lot of times with these "high concept" type films, they will abandon the rules set up for the sake of the plot. Miraculously, inexperienced filmmaker, John Krasinski, manages to come out of A Quiet Place virtual unscathed. I said virtually. There is one element which I didn't quite buy fully (And sneezing. How does one sneeze?!). That being said, A Quiet Place is a nearly flawless powder-keg of tension and originality. Despite a few flaws, Krasinski, keeps his film moving. He opts for the creative license approach, which works in favor of the film. The entire cast here is great. Emily Blunt and Krasinski, do a wonderful job being emotional anchors to their kids, who are also great. The story doesn't really have much, and this can slow the pacing of the film down at times. Sometimes, things can feel repetitive, especially as we approach the climax. However, for A Quiet Place, less is more. It's a simple story, which is more than made up for in its execution.
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