A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place ★★★★

That a good chunk of the film would serve as nothing but build-up to a climatic centerpiece that unceremoniously extrapolates t intriguing premise to its absolute fullest crowd-enthralling potential was a given. That said sequences would, in the midst of all the near unbearable tension provoked by Krasinski's vigorously conducted genre exercise, lead up to a pure, unadulterated Spielbergian moment (of the good kind) that could effectively cement this as something that registers as a little more than a competent event horror-thriller like 'Don't Breathe', was a pleasant surprise. Essentially, what John and the other two credited writers appear to be doing, is giving gravitas to a family drama through a post-apocalyptic monster flick and not the other way around. Would be about a thousand times better if there were some Halpert looks every once in a while, but you gotta commend the executive decision to focus primarily on Emily Blunt and Millicent Simmonds' characters, they're insanely good in incredibly demanding roles.

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