A Quiet Place: Day One

critic Reviews

, 87% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Grounded in raw humanity by Lupita Nyong'o and Joseph Quinn, this sideways entry into A Quiet Place finds fresh notes of fright to play amid the silence.
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    Dwight BrownDwightBrownInk.com
    There isn’t wall-to-wall violence. There’s wall-to-wall expectations of it, and that’s even more chilling.
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    Megan McCluskeyTIME Magazine
    While Day One packs a poignant punch, it's not exactly in contention for scariest movie of the year.
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    Noëlle D. LilleyChicago Reader
    As a franchise prequel, A Quiet Place: Day One doesn’t do enough world-building, but Lupita Nyong’o makes it worth a watch.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    By the time Day One reaches its beautifully rendered and deeply moving conclusion, we're all in.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    Unlike the previous Quiet Place movies, I was never scared... It's a good, solid piece of work but it's not on a par with the previous two installments, even though it has at its center a very good performance.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    This is a stylish and satisfying prequel that elegantly integrates Sam’s poet’s sensibility into the storytelling.
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    MontiLee StormerMovieReelist.com
    A Quiet Place Day One centers itself around the human needed for companionship, strength, and a reason to go on. Samira is tired of the pain and she’s looking for one more trip to Harlem to say goodbye and let the teeth fall where they may.
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    Andrew WyattThe Take-Up
    An intriguing prequel that complicates the series' nuts-and-bolts horror-thriller premise with a disquieting rumination on mortality and meaning. Plus: a very good cat.
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    Michael CookKARK-TV
    There is a real emotional core to this film and a real emotional journey that Lupita Nyong'o goes through as she tries to keep herself, and her cat, alive. This film is absolutely fantastic. It's thrilling, it's terrifying., and keeps you guessing.
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    Trace ThurmanHorror Queers Podcast
    Director Michael Sarnoski continues the franchise's winning streak, delivering what might be the best entry yet.
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