A family live an isolated existence in utter silence, for fear of an unknown threat that follows and attacks at any sound.
Suspenseful. Emily Blunt is excellent as usual as is the rest of the cast. There’s no history or context that tells us how the world where the family lives came to be; we just find them living in complete silence trying to avoid being killed by some very nasty creatures that are blind and respond to sound. There is a small amount of music in the movie but a large proportion of it occurs, of course, in complete silence. Directed skillfully. I wasn’t scared but there is some well-orchestrated suspense and there are no cheap tricks. Most of the dread is conveyed through the physical action of the characters. And I loved the ending! If you like a good on-the-edge-of-the-seat thrill, check it out. Original and very cleverly made. In cinemas April 5.