For those who are slightly more interested in slam-bang scares than in themes and subtext, here's some good news: A Quiet Place offers at least a half-dozen moments that'll have you screaming, squirming, or squeezing someone's hand. I won't spoil the twists, but let's just say, if you think it'd be impossible for a family to live in complete silence, Krasinski raises the stakes and keeps you interested with this wrinkle: Blunt's mother character is pregnant... and about ready to deliver.
Krasinski and Blunt provide excellent performances, as do the young actors who play their kids, but the creatures are often the stars here. The screenplay provides a canny balance between delicious suspense and shocking horror. On the whole there's just a lot to be impressed with here, doubly so if you love horror that not only delivers the creepy goods, but also offer a good deal of ingenuity in how they doll out the creepy goods, see this movie.