The Quiet Hour

2014

Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 4.7 10 875

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Hajimoto0625 9 / 10

A good movie - just not a sci-fi movie

I was really at a loss as to why this movie had so many bad reviews, and then I realized that they must be from people who were expecting a sci-fi flick. This is definitely not a sci-fi movie. It uses a sci-fi concept as a story backdrop while the real story focuses on human behavior and survivalism.

The cinematography of this film is exceptional...it reminds me a bit of 'The Road', though not as dreary. The acting is really good, and Dakota Blue Richards is beautiful in her strength and love for her brother. She steals the show in this movie.

If you are looking for a good scifi movie, this film is not for you. If you are looking for a touching story of post apocalyptic family survival, definitely check 'The Quiet Hours' out.

Reviewed by Bud Dhuu 3 / 10

Dull, Trite and Plot less

Visually, this low budget drama is nicely done with atmospheric location and lighting.

The performances aren't bad. The main problem is that the actors really had very little to work with, and I feel for them.

There is no real plot beyond a very shallow rehash of the besieged-by-nutters theme. The SF/alien aspect is completely superfluous and is in no way required by the travesty that masquerades as a storyline. The dialogue is dreadful, with thin chunks of cliché exposition and old-hat speculations about aliens who the budget will not allow us to see.

As is so often the case, the first reviews of this movie are implausibly glowing... and similar. Draw your own conclusions.

Reviewed by markkbranson 8 / 10

I Recommend You Check this One Out

OK: if you have been following my reviews, I typically am seeing second or third rate films that I often tell you up front to avoid. This one is different in several ways: acting, directing, and cinematography. If one of all of these aspects interest you, then definitely check "The Quiet Hour" out!

The acting is above the typical indie or even main stream feature. Dakota Blue Richards is compelling as the girl/woman who drives this film. Her survival strength is unbelievable--whether it is burying her dead father or surviving a rape attempt. She is worth watching.

Also compelling is Karl Davies. I do not have HBO so I have not seen him in "Games of Thrones"; however, his skills is emerging: he enters as a questionable character, he wins out hearts (see particularly is teary time with Richards--his tears really look real!), and he leaves the film with a question mark. His talent is emerging and he, too, deserves your interest in tracking his career.

The director is Stephanie Joalland and certainly she needs your attention. I saw in an interview with the "Austin Chronicle" that she is influenced by Daphne do Maurier novella, "The Birds," NOT the Hitchcock film. Indeed, the pacing and the horror is not in things beyond us, but things that are within us. Joalland paces the film in an careful manner where we can reflect on what horror really is. She directs her cast in a thoughtful manner and frames shots that capture the beauty of the country-side OR build anxiety as the plot moves. Certainly this director is one I want to see more from.

I do have one complaint: the ending is hurried and is not earned. I would have preferred something more ambiguous (I don't want to say any more because I don't want to post a spoiler here.)Some may appreciate this ending, but you see my caution. The ending, however, does not ruin the experience of this film.

So check out "The Quiet Hour." If you like a hybrid of sci-fi and post-apocalypse survival with solid acting and directing, this film is for you!

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