A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

If they hear you, they hunt you.

20181 h 31 min
Overview

A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.

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Director John Krasinski
Runtime 1 h 31 min
Release Date 3 April 2018
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Movie Rating Good
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Over three months in 2020, most of Earth’s human and animal populations have been wiped out by sightless extraterrestrial creatures with hypersensitive hearing that attack anything that makes noise and have indestructible armoured skin. The Abbott family — wife Evelyn, husband Lee, congenitally deaf daughter Regan, and sons Marcus and Beau — silently scavenge for supplies in a deserted town. While out in the open, the family communicates with American Sign Language (ASL). Four-year-old Beau is drawn to a battery-operated space shuttle toy, but his father takes it away. Regan returns the toy to Beau, who also takes the batteries his father removed. Beau activates the shuttle when the family is walking home through the woods, near a bridge. Its noise makes him an instant target for a nearby creature. Lee tries to rescue him, but fails to reach him in time.

More than a year later, Regan still struggles with guilt over her brother’s death, Evelyn is in the final stages of pregnancy, and Lee is fruitlessly trying to make radio contact with the outside world. Lee attempts to upgrade Regan’s cochlear implant with scavenged miniature amplifiers to restore her hearing, but the devices are ineffective. Later, Lee takes Marcus to a nearby river to teach him to fish while Regan visits the memorial to Beau at the bridge where he was killed. Lee explains to Marcus that they will always be safe from the creatures so long as louder sounds mask their audible movements. Alone at the house, Evelyn goes into labor earlier than expected. While making her way to their house basement, she steps on a large nail. In pain, she accidentally drops a glass picture frame and alerts a nearby creature. Evelyn flips a switch that changes the exterior house lights to red as a danger signal to the others, and struggles to remain silent during her contractions…

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