Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 9 out of 24
  1. 38
    It’s a load of horrific hooey.
  2. Reviewed by: Kiva Reardon
    Apr 24, 2014
    38
    With its latest, The Quiet Ones, the company continues a tired trend, choosing the trite over the terrifying. The stale tone is struck from the outset with four simple words: “Inspired by actual events.”
  3. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Apr 28, 2014
    30
    Despite its outstanding performances, The Quiet Ones remains the very thing its protagonist scoffs at: a pointless story about “evil begetting evil for the sake of evil.” Evil can be defeated, but emptiness always prevails.
  4. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Apr 27, 2014
    30
    This demonic possession story is at times so lame it makes the last "Paranormal Activity" flick look like a masterpiece.
  5. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 24, 2014
    30
    It's a junky, unscary genre piece with a misleading title, because director and co-writer John Pogue jacks up the decibels so often to manufacture frights that you fear a punctured eardrum more than anything else.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Keough
    May 1, 2014
    25
    The Quiet Ones simply has nothing to say.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 24, 2014
    25
    Veteran screenwriter John Pogue, in his second directorial outing, tries repeatedly and mostly unsuccessfully to jolt his audience by amping up the abundant sound effects to ear-shattering levels.
  8. Reviewed by: Steve Davis
    Apr 30, 2014
    20
    There’s no sense of trepidation in The Quiet Ones, because suspense requires a cogent storyline to either create or defy the viewer’s expectations. This lack of plausible narrative is either the result of lazy filmmaking or shortcut editing. Either way, you lose.
  9. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Apr 24, 2014
    20
    Ah, wait — it’s an ancient Sumerian curse. That seems like poppycock to everyone but this film’s four screenwriters, who also unfortunately go for crashes and yelling instead of a frightening story.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Apr 25, 2014
    4
    "The Quiet Ones" is nothing original nor you haven't seen before. Despite the messy plot and execution, it is an interesting enough take on"The Quiet Ones" is nothing original nor you haven't seen before. Despite the messy plot and execution, it is an interesting enough take on the horror genre of its kind, mixing shaky camera style with a 70's buzz, but creating cliches from films such as The Conjuring & The Haunting in Connecticut. "The Quiet Ones" is not fully recommended, it is messy and familiar, with lots of predictable twists, but if you are into popcorn films, this is one. Full Review »
  2. Nov 29, 2014
    3
    Such a pointless movie. People would think Texas Chainsaw (2013) was pointless but compared to this, Texas Chainsaw would win the Oscar forSuch a pointless movie. People would think Texas Chainsaw (2013) was pointless but compared to this, Texas Chainsaw would win the Oscar for Best Picture. Full Review »
  3. Aug 21, 2014
    4
    The Quiet Ones is an extremely loud and an overall weak effort. There's just to many jump scares and not enough actual scares to justifyThe Quiet Ones is an extremely loud and an overall weak effort. There's just to many jump scares and not enough actual scares to justify seeing this film. Not awful just whatever. C- Full Review »