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  • Summary: An unorthodox professor (Jared Harris) uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. [Hammer Films]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Paul Bradshaw
    Apr 7, 2014
    60
    There’s creepy dolls, cameras tipped on their side, blasts of white noise and a horny teenage Scooby gang helping Jared Harris’ Oxford prof stir up a poltergeist in the mind of a moody emo girl (Olivia Cooke).
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Apr 7, 2014
    60
    Messier than recent Hammer output, but effectively chilling when it’s not making us feel the noize.
  3. Reviewed by: Charles Gant
    Apr 2, 2014
    50
    The 1970s setting offers a retro feel that should strike appealing chords for fans of old-school horror, but there’s little here that’s exactly new or fresh.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Dalton
    Apr 4, 2014
    50
    The film relies on high production values and sense-battering shock tactics to make up for wooden performances and an illogical, silly script. As an exercise in retro pastiche, it impresses. But as a postmodern genre reinvention, it fails to deliver.
  5. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    Apr 9, 2014
    40
    There are a couple of decent jumps and a few giggles, but nothing armrest-clenchingly scary about The Quiet Ones.

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