The Quiet
The Quiet (2006)

Cheerleader Nina Deer's seemingly idyllic life of is thrown into turmoil when Dot, a deaf teenager, is adopted into her suburban family. After first being ostracized as a "freak," Dot soon becomes extremely popular as those… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 25, 2006
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2007
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This psychological thriller's talented cast is undercut by leaden pacing and a problematic plot.

Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In retrospect, it is Belle who manages to acquit herself best with a role that never quite makes sense, but affords her some expressive, silent sequences. Surely she will find other film work and then quietly drop The Quiet from her biography.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

The exposition is so heavy-handed, the producers might just as well distribute a printed handout to hapless ticket buyers.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A hilariously bad and utterly ridiculous piece of melodrama touted as a thriller.

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James Berardinelli

One strength of The Quiet is that it does not deal exploitatively with the incest/sexual abuse issue in its quest to generate tension.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Bordering on camp and loaded with lesbian undertones, this wretched drama plays like a high-school horror flick that trades monsters and mayhem for an overdose of force-fed cruelty.

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Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

The fatalistic woe becomes an indie film mockery. It's truly adolescent.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Rather than an indictment of depravity, the movie quickly becomes a particularly cynical example of it.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

A creepy family drama that reeks of pretentiousness.

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Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International

Illustrate[s], once and for all, that it's possible for a film to be soooo slow and ponderous it can appear, at times, to come to a dead stop.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, David Gallagher, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco, Katy Mixon, Shannon Woodward, Shawn Ashmore DIRECTED BY: Jamie Babbitt A… More
Arash Xak
"They say that the truth can set you free, that's a lie. The truth is lies can protect us. Lies keep us safe from the truth."
Stefanie C
a seemingly perfect family isn't complete without a healthy dose of dysfunction....
Jennifer Xu
I'm ashamed to like this movie as much as I do but it does a sufficient job of keeping you in suspense. The premise itself isn't original but Camilla… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Many viewers may find this movie hard to swallow because of the sensitive nature of it, but it is a very good movie. The good parts of this movie had to do… More
Dean King
This is a great drama that might have slipped many by. Starring Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert both giving strong performances in this dark, brooding drama.… More

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