SXSW: Opening Night Film ‘A Quiet Place’ Gets Glowing Reviews

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. Movie stars, that is. If it’s March, then that means that the South by Southwest Film Festival is going on in Austin. SXSW kicked off with the John Krasinski helmed horror flick “A Quiet Place,” and the first words have been flowing in about it. Apparently, the third time is truly the charm for Krasinski as a filmmaker, with this genre outing is getting career best reviews for the multi-hyphenate. Below you’ll be able to see some of the initial reviews, via Twitter, as well as a bit more about the movie. Suffice to say, this seems like one to look out for. Krasinski has delivered what may very well be the horror film to anticipate in 2018.

The film, co-written, directed, and starring Krasinski, is a post apocalyptic horror movie. Krasinski co-stars with real life spouse Emily Blunt as the heads of a family surviving in upstate New York. Along with children, played by Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds, they live in isolation and silence, attempting to stay safe. Should they speak, monsters all around are just waiting to take them down. The premise is tremendously intriguing, and many of the early reviews for “A Quiet Place” at SXSW said just that. Twitter was abuzz right after the debut screening and in the full write ups afterward.

Here is a sampling of the Tweets from right after “A Quiet Place” screened at SXSW:

Jason Bailey of Flavorwire

Meredith Borders of Fangoria

Erik Davis of Fandango

Angie Han of Mashable

Erick Kohn of IndieWire

Neil Miller of Film School Rejects

Alicia Malone of Fandango and TCM

Kristy Puchko of Pajiba

Scott Weinberg of Nerdist

“A Quiet Place” opens in theaters on April 6th and really does seem like a must see now. A top notch horror film as well as a step forward for an emerging actor turned filmmaker? Sounds tremendous. SXSW has delivered another winner.

ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING “A QUIET PLACE” WHEN IT OPENS NEXT MONTH? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!