The Quiet Earth
The Quiet Earth (1985)

In a tour-de-force sci-fi story with only three main characters, Kiwi director Geoffrey Murphy creates an interesting dynamic nuanced with shades of mysticism. When scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) experiments with a radical new power… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

[A] strange, vivid movie.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

For such a low-budget film, it is beautifully photographed and contains some inspired, yet deceptively simple visual effects.

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Pablo Villaša
Cinema em Cena

Destaca-se de outros projetos similares por concentrar-se principalmente nos efeitos psicolˇgicos do isolamento sobre o protagonista.

Walter Goodman
New York Times

It has the usual huggermugger about tremors and grids and the sun acting peculiarly, plenty of computer screens and significant beeps...

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Christopher Null

a cult classic of the good variety

J.C. Mašek III

For those of you who can handle the cerebral drama that marks some of the best sci-fi, The Quiet Earth is for you.

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Scott Weinberg

It unfolds like a particularly cool episode of The Twilight Zone and it keeps the apocalypse interesting up to and including the deliciously ambiguous finale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A remake of 1959's The World The Flesh And The Devil, but set in New Zealand. The opening is good (one man facing the possibility of being the last man on… More
Curtis Lilly
Fun movie. I like how each character thought different stuff about what happened to them, and how the one guy becomes president of the world. I also love… More
Randy Tippy
Surprisingly engaging and philosophical. One of science fiction's hidden gems.
Jens S.
A man awakes to find himself being the last man on earth. His reactions to this rather surprising development reach from confusion, over a couple of rather… More
Aj V
This is one of those post-apocalypse movies. It's kind of slow, but atmospheric and weird, in a good way. I really enjoyed it.
Eric Broome
I would dread writing a professional review of "The Quiet Earth," because if I were seeing this New Zealand film for the first time, I wouldn't… More