The Quiet Ones

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
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  1. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Apr 22, 2014
    60
    The arrestingly fierce Cooke, in particular, is surely a star in the making.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: A.A. Dowd
    Apr 25, 2014
    58
    all the retro production design in the world can’t disguise the sheer familiarity of the film’s paranormal parlor tricks.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Apr 25, 2014
    50
    Harris’ wondrous arrogance as Coupland nearly justifies The Quiet Ones, because he’s so absolutely certain of a methodology that’s so absolutely incoherent.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Apr 25, 2014
    50
    It's mostly full of schlock.
  7. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Apr 24, 2014
    50
    There are nice touches... Yet many of the movie’s more nominally horrific elements are too familiar.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 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 »