Parents' Guide to

A Quiet Place

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping monster movie has lots of tension, some blood.

Movie PG-13 2018 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 87 parent reviews

age 10+

Perfect First Scary Movie for kids

Only true gross thing I noticed was a nail through a foot. Alien monsters are not even really seen nor is gore for the most part. GREAT PLOT. Shows deaf experience and helps my kids understand that too. Shows a strong loving family and doesn't push any social agenda on your kids.
age 10+

Incredible Movie!

There were some scary sequences such as SPOILER: The Mom stepped on a nail, not that graphic. But, could scare younger ones. at the start of the movie. Little boy got taken away for making noise with his toy. The killing is off screen with the little boy. The mom gives birth in bathtub. Nothing that bad just blood in the bath tub. The dad comes and sees the blood in the bath tub and thinks she´s dead. Then suddenly in the shower there is a bloody hand print on the glass. Old man commits suicide by screaming. And you see his dead wife on the floor. The wounds on her are VERY severe. At the end the dad swings his axe at the monster and gets a wound from the monster. Then screams to save his children. The actual devouring of the man is offscreen. At the end they use her hearing aid to kill the monster. The monster is ripped apart by the noise. May be a little scary to younger ones. But, It is an outstanding movie. Emily Blunt did AMAZING! And it showed the message to never give up and always put your family first.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (87 ):
Kids say (268 ):

This gripping, clever monster movie is one of those rare genre treats that seizes on a simple, unique idea and executes it so perfectly and concisely that it elicits satisfying squeals of delight. It's directed and co-written by Krasinski, who's best known for his work in comedy but translates his experience in that genre to the expert building and releasing of tension here. A Quiet Place is, in many ways, like an extended classic horror movie sequence, such as famous ones in The Birds or Aliens, wherein the heroes must try not to disturb packs of resting monsters.

At the same time, Krasinski uses his quiet moments like music, ranging from moments of restful beauty -- including a father-son trip to a waterfall, where it's noisy enough that they can talk and even shout -- to moments of pause. A loud noise can cause a jump, but it's immediately followed by tension and dread: Will the creatures come this time? The real beauty is the movie's primal quality, based on the most basic elements of life, such as survival and protection of the species. No explanation is given for the monsters' existence; they, like us, are just here. Images of water, sand, bare feet, crops, and plant life serve to underline the theme of life itself. A few overly familiar horror movie clichés keep it from being perfect, but otherwise A Quiet Place is so good that it will leave viewers speechless.

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