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The Quiet Ones

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and terror, sexual content, thematic material, language, and smoking throughout.
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Primary Audience:
Adults Teens
Genre:
Supernatural Horror
Length:
1 hr. 38 min.
Year of Release:
2014
USA Release:
April 25, 2014 (wide—2,000+ theaters)
DVD: August 19, 2014
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poltergeists

evil

demons in the Bible

Satan / Devil

Is Satan a real person that influences our world today? Is he affecting you? Answer

DEMON POSSESSSION and Influence—Can Christians be demon possessed? In what ways can Satan and his demons influence believers? Answer

Featuring: Jared HarrisProfessor Joseph Coupland
Sam Claflin … Brian McNeil
Erin Richards … Krissi Dalton
Rory Fleck-Byrne … Harry Abrams
Olivia Cooke … Jane Harper
Laurie Calvert … Phillip
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Director: John Pogue—“U.S. Marshals” (1998), “Ghost Ship” (2002), “The Skulls” (2000)
Producer: Exclusive Media Group
Hammer Film Productions
Traveling Picture Show Company
Distributor: Lionsgate
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “A university student (Sam Claflin of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment—to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of ‘Bates Motel’). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue Ph.D. students are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation.”

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Movie Critics

…frightfully loud and hokey… tries for horror genre scares but falls short…
—Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times

…a bore …a film with more noise than fright…
—Lou Lumenick, New York Post

…stylish but muddled poltergeist thriller… wooden performances and an illogical, silly script…
—Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

…“The Quiet Ones” is a retro possession story that will wind up being best remembered for its groovy '70s setting (lots of mutton-chop sideburns and T. Rex and Slade songs on the soundtrack) and a deliciously sinister performance from Jared Harris. …
—Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

…There's little that's exactly new or fresh in Hammer Films' latest exercise in retro horror. …
—Charles Gant, Variety

…the film’s problem is the cheap scares that keep getting in the way. John Pogue (who directed the straight-to-video Quarantine 2) elicits strong performances from his cast and conducts impressively lengthy 16mm found-footage sequences, but is less comfortable with people speaking for any length of time. He seems to fear for our attention span, so engineers a boo! moment every few minutes. … [3/5]
—Owen Williams, Empire

…Not a ghost of a chance… it's mostly full of schlock. …the story doesn't make much sense…
—Stephen Whitty, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)

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