75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Overall this is a compelling and sometimes disturbing motion picture.
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
An unconvincing and uninvolving psychological thriller.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This ludicrously plotted drama of incestuous sexual abuse is only partially redeemed by its strong performances.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Trapped between edgy art flick and exploitation psychothriller, The Quiet manages to be neither, and manages to be pretty awful in the bargain.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A screamingly bad melodrama whose message seems to be that people who think they're talking to a deaf person admit things they wouldn't admit to themselves. Silence, please.
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Characters already too wicked to be credible start doing stuff simply too stupid to be believed, with no help from a cast way too overmatched to be useful.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Too confused to provide any thrills, even indecent ones.
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A movie of good intentions and awful results.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This dank and rhythmless ''psychological'' potboiler was directed by Jamie Babbit, who made 2000's "But I'm a Cheerleader," and though she has shifted tones from shrill camp to moody angst in The Quiet, she still thinks in stereotypes so thin that they put you to sleep the moment they open their mouths.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The desperation TV stars must feel to be on the big screen is the only explanation for Edie Falco and Elisha Cuthbert's appearance in The Quiet, a creepy family drama that reeks of pretentiousness.
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29 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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