Parents' Guide to

A Quiet Place Part II

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Skillful monster horror sequel has blood, peril.

Movie PG-13 2021 97 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 26 parent reviews

age 14+

Your typical sequel!

The sequel was just as great as the first. There was a bit more dialogue in this movie. However, I felt we were kind of left in the dark about certain things going on or certain people. It got kind of confusing at times with characters.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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age 12+


Wow they did it again violence it has some more then the 1st some bad language like h e l l but other then that good plot everything was awesome

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (26):
Kids say (90):

It's not perfect, but this admirable horror sequel -- impeccably, skillfully directed by John Krasinski -- operates with meticulous use of sound and editing. In A Quiet Place Part II, Krasinski briefly appears as Lee in a prologue/flashback, showing the first day of the monster invasion. It's a taut sequence, recalling the early scenes of Hitchcock's The Birds by using commonplace things for suspense. But the movie, released at the tail end of the COVID-19 pandemic, is even more powerful given its pre-attack images of a community together, hugging, sharing food, and gathering for a ball game. Then the story jumps ahead to right after A Quiet Place, where images of masks and a Johnson & Johnson first aid kit feel eerily recognizable.

Even if the overall story is somewhat familiar in spots, Krasinski creates beautiful cross-cutting sequences, wherein images rhyme and build upon one another, working in perfect harmony. One moment, with two simultaneous gasps for fresh air, is almost intoxicating. The soundtrack is focused on sounds -- whistling wind, clanging metal, dripping water, etc. -- turning them into a kind of language all its own. Simmonds' Regan, who is deaf (both in real life and in the film) provides opportunities for even more intricate sound design, as the movie shows what her experiences might be like; she's a powerful role model, not only for the Deaf community. It may once have been "just" a horror sequel, but thanks to the timing of its release, A Quiet Place Part II becomes a symbol for returning back to life.

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