The Quiet

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  • Summary: Popular cheerleader Nina Deer's (Cuthbert) world is turned upside down when her parents (Falco and Donovan) adopt a recently orphaned deaf girl, Dot (Belle). But in this suburban home, things are not what they seem. Dot's arrival puts a crack in Nina's idyllic social life and the darkPopular cheerleader Nina Deer's (Cuthbert) world is turned upside down when her parents (Falco and Donovan) adopt a recently orphaned deaf girl, Dot (Belle). But in this suburban home, things are not what they seem. Dot's arrival puts a crack in Nina's idyllic social life and the dark secrets her family harbors soon become exposed. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 16 out of 24
  1. 75
    Overall this is a compelling and sometimes disturbing motion picture.
  2. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    An unconvincing and uninvolving psychological thriller.
  3. This ludicrously plotted drama of incestuous sexual abuse is only partially redeemed by its strong performances.
  4. 30
    Creepy, creepy, creepy -- and not in a good way.
  5. Neither ambitious enough to take seriously nor sleazy enough to enjoy, The Quiet flirts with the trappings of exploitation cinema without going all the way.
  6. A movie of good intentions and awful results.
  7. 0
    With its pathetic characters, questionable logic, and wall-to-wall Beethoven, the movie is a serious contender for this year's Golden Turkey award.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Jan 11, 2014
    10
    I wasn't sure about this movie when I decided to watch it on the Lifetime Network (it was the only somewhat interesting thing on) but wasI wasn't sure about this movie when I decided to watch it on the Lifetime Network (it was the only somewhat interesting thing on) but was blown away. The description given on most sites doesn't do this movie any justice. It took turns you never saw coming & it was very intense, sad, scary, real & it leaves you staring at the screen, mouth open & heart racing. My preferred genres don't usually consist of Lifetime dramas (I'm more of a horror, dark comedy, cult classics kinda girl) unless I'm totally out of options but I would own this movie (I'm talking paying cash not free download) if it weren't so underrated & hard to find. Goose bumps. Expand
  2. CarolineL.
    Sep 1, 2006
    10
    Twisted and funny, a little of everything rolled into one, drama, comedy, thriller. Nice to see something different from all the usual stuff. Twisted and funny, a little of everything rolled into one, drama, comedy, thriller. Nice to see something different from all the usual stuff. And nice to see something about women directed by a woman. Expand
  3. KyleJ.
    Aug 29, 2006
    10
    A cult classic like no other, full of macabre humor. I highly recommend it.
  4. HenryK.
    Sep 1, 2006
    10
    The critics are really off on this one. It's a blast from start to finish. Thought provoking, dark, and very funny.
  5. ScottM
    Sep 7, 2006
    8
    I'm surprised. I usually agree with critics. This film is flawed, as a result of the micro-budget, but is rich and compelling, far more I'm surprised. I usually agree with critics. This film is flawed, as a result of the micro-budget, but is rich and compelling, far more so than I expected. I was very impressed. Expand
  6. NathanL.
    Feb 14, 2007
    7
    Strong performances, the story was okay. But overall, better than I expected.
  7. [Anonymous]
    Sep 3, 2006
    3
    tried way too hard & just missed the mark, in my opinion. I kept checking my watch.

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