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  • 20
    New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Dalton The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 30
    Inkoo Kang The Wrap

    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. show more

  • 67
    Film.com

    Worth making a little noise about if you’re a horror fan. show more

  • 63
    Ed Gonzalez Slant Magazine

    If the stock concessions made to genre cliché by The Woman in Black can be charitably viewed as deliberate tips of the hat to the heyday of Hammer Films, then John Pogue's period-set exorcism yarn The Quiet Ones more interestingly upends those tropes. show more

  • 63
    RogerEbert.com

    If you look at a horror movie’s prime directive to be to scare the viewer, there’s no denying that, at times, The Quiet Ones got me. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    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.” show more

  • 38
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    It’s a load of horrific hooey. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    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. show more

  • 25
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    The Quiet Ones simply has nothing to say. show more

  • May 20, 2014 flshstar
    Report This User

    The movie was so bad it relies so much on sudden loud noise and sudden movement to scare the audience. Don't waste your time and money to watch this one.

  • May 03, 2014 ndrake2513
    Report This User

    critics be darned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a perfect movie. I stayed for 3 showings!!!!!

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