67

Film.com

Worth making a little noise about if you’re a horror fan.
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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.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
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.
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60

The Guardian

The arrestingly fierce Cooke, in particular, is surely a star in the making.
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60

Empire

Messier than recent Hammer output, but effectively chilling when it’s not making us feel the noize.
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60

Total Film

By Paul Bradshaw
There’s creepy dolls, cameras tipped on their side, blasts of white noise and a horny teenage Scooby gang helping Jared Harris’ Oxford prof stir up a poltergeist in the mind of a moody emo girl (Olivia Cooke).
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Dalton
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.
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
There are nice touches... Yet many of the movie’s more nominally horrific elements are too familiar.
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50

Variety

The 1970s setting offers a retro feel that should strike appealing chords for fans of old-school horror, but there’s little here that’s exactly new or fresh.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
It's a junky, unscary genre piece with a misleading title, because director and co-writer John Pogue jacks up the decibels so often to manufacture frights that you fear a punctured eardrum more than anything else.
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41 out of 100
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