The Quiet Ones
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From the producer who brought you The Woman In Black and Let Me In comes the unnerving tale of The Quiet Ones. Tucked away in an estate outside of London, Professor Coupland along with a team of university students conduct an "experiment" on Jane Harper, a young girl who harbors unspeakable secrets. What dark forces they uncover are more terrifying than any of them expected. Inspired by true events, the film stars Jared Harris (Mad Men and Sherlock Homes: A Game of Shadows), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel), and is directed by John Pogue from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 36%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Quiet Ones" simply has nothing to say."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
""The Quiet Ones" is rated PG-13, but it's scarier than R-rated gorefests, like "Proxy," "Nurse 3D," and "American Mary." Anyone can create disgust; creating slowly-building disquiet is entirely another proposition."
‑ James Rocchi,
"There is a lot to admire as the film embraces a pleasing brand of old-school chills over modern-day, pop-culture hipness."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"Jared Harris would have fit in nicely alongside Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee back in Hammer's heyday."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"We're here for the scares and chills, and on this front the film does enough in building atmosphere and providing the requisite frights to prove watchable."
‑ Steve Newall,
"The Quiet Ones is a pretty ironic title for a horror film whose primary scare tactic is to periodically crank up the volume, sending the needle to the red with a sudden spike in the decibel levels."
‑ A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"The Quiet Ones is uninspired even by contemporary horror standards - which comes as a bit of a shock, given its pedigree."
‑ Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
"With its many desperate attempts at scares and a completely lacking narrative, "The Quiet Ones" is a failure on just about every level."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"A very watchable horror film, psychological shocker, or whatever you want to call it."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"[Nearly] works as a horror-tinged chamber drama; when it is about spooky, underlit houses with inexplicable goings-on... it's merely adequate at best, and frequently not even that."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Unfortunately, it's all very familiar and somewhat tediously played out."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"A retro possession story that will wind up being best remembered for its groovy '70s setting (lots of mutton-chop sideburns and T. Rex and Slade songs on the soundtrack) and a deliciously sinister performance from Jared Harris."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Things certainly do go bump in the night--and the day and the morning and at just about every other possible moment that Pogue can toss in an amped-up sound effect to scare the pants off his hopefully susceptible viewers."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"Well-shot, well-acted and, well, kinda boring."
‑ Scott Weinberg, FEARnet
"Doesn't actually tell a story or develop any kind of rising suspense or tingling chills so much as it presents a series of jump-shocks and sudden, loud noises."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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