The Quiet (2005) - Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf and mute teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behavior of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Jamie Babbit
Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 17 out of 93 found boring (18.27%)

One-line Reviews (66)

It goes nowhere, and the ending is all too predictable.

Dot sees one night that is unexpected and shocking in the house that her god-father and her step sister are having an incestuous relationship.

Enjoyable flick if you can take the subject matter.

However, despite lacking mainstream appeal; The Quiet is still a very well acted and intriguing character study.

Even with that fault, The Quiet is still a powerful and unexpected surprise that deserved better.

It brings about a level of confusion that has never been explored in this specific way.

-The worst bad script and dialogues in history -The worst movie of all timePlease do yourself a favor, DO NOT DARE TO WATCH THIS!!!

I kept waiting for this movie to go over the top, like, seriously play it as a dark comedy, but instead I was stuck with a rather dull "drama".

It's dark but entertaining enough.

Bleak and lurid, but totally engrossing .

A tedious bore!

The character development is wonderful, the story intriguing and the plot is gripping.

Worst movie ever .

And very effective that is, though it's not – despite Dot's VO comment – a late period work at all; for me, the total mismatch between the comment and the music made all the commentary 'fail to add up' – in short, seem irrelevant and even pretentious.

It is good that the movie is strong in its emotions, because the story is a bit predictable.

However, I thoroughly enjoyed the unexpected twists and turns of this intelligent though low-budget film.

dull .

It has one of the most intriguing endings I've seen in a long time.

Very dramatic from start till the end and keeps you gripping with its husky plot.

Edie Falco spends her time staring at an empty room.

Scandalous and erotic, an intense drama/thriller.

Surprisingly Compelling Viewing .

Then there are multiple cuts between Dad's placid and uninteresting face and Cuthbert's steaming iron as she lifts it and brings it closer and closer to his face.

The acting is television quality but the script is intriguing enough that you won't notice until after mulling over how the whole story unfolded and whether it is really plausible or not.

Camilla Belle's lethargic reactions made this film super slow at times, and then there were less believable events peppered throughout which made the film suffer even more.

I found this film more of a comedy rather than a suspenseful thriller.

Her role was a bit boring.

You also may find yourself laughing nervously a certain points and feeling bad for doing so, but that just means that the makers have provoked a reaction… Basically, I totally got more than I expected and I would recommend The Quiet to most people as shocking but compelling viewing!

The only intriguing aspect of this script is the relationship between Nina and Michelle.

There's a scene where the cool-guy-who-falls-in-love-with-the-weird-girl (CLICHE!!

The film is lead by a narration from the central character; which gives us just enough insight into the character for her to always remain intriguing.

Intense and Engaging, Wonderfully Done Film.

Engaging and thought provoking .

The cinematography and dimly lit scenes make for an attractive looking film, but 'The Quiet' is empty underneath.

Cuthbert chose a compelling project to co-produce, and her acting has improved exponentially.

save your money.

WORST movie I had ever seen in my entire life .

if a movie is light hearted and entertaining it gets a lower rating because there is not some deep profound meaning behind it.

When I think of all the possible routes this film could have taken that at least would have made it more entertaining and memorable, it makes me sad.

Extremely disturbing, yet well done and intriguing.


It's predictable and awkward.

Directed by Jamie Babbit (But I'm Cheerleader) made an interesting moody drama about two different girls, who are coming of age.

Even with elements of incest and teen sexuality, 'The Quiet' is depressingly mundane.

I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen, that's how engaging it was.

By itself, the narrations are boring and lame.

And like a Shakespearean play where the Elizabethan order must be restored, the last 10 minutes ties things up in a neat,(though completely contrived) fem-sploitation package.

The voice-over narration is meant to be touching but is pretentious.

I did enjoy the movie, it was suspenseful, had a lot of intrigue and twists to it and it highlighted some issues that teens obviously had in school.

A pointless self-destructive movie.

The characters are boring and shallow,and you don't really care about any of them.

Unexpected .

To sum up, The Quiet is one of those independent movies that's more concerned with being artistic than entertaining.

This story had great potential to give a taut thriller where the suspense could become unbearable.

Dark and moody, with well fleshed out characters and a premise that was simultaneously gripping and unsettling, it reminded me a lot of American Beauty.

An moody coming of age story.

But Camilla Dot's Belle is dull, uninspired and depressing to watch.

), but I would say it will stick in my head, as apart from the twists, and the intense construction of suspense, the characters, who all start out as unsympathetic, go through such brilliantly contrived arcs, that you find yourself empathising with even the most evil.

Dot is a brooding introvert, an undeveloped personality who wears dull clothing and is friendless.

A gripping drama.

Finally there are the boring scenes with Nina as the cheerleader on the basketball court or in a cinema looking back at Dot.

I'm not sure I can say I really love it, but I thought it was very good and enjoyed it much.

By taking itself too seriously, its attempt at satire is cold and pointless.

I am referring to the sex scene involving Dot (Camilla Belle) and one of the boys in school and another scene where Dot and the same boy are at a cafeteria engaging in dumbed down conversation.

Andrews would be entertaining, but instead its dull.

While I found the twist somewhat predictable, it was such a well-done ride that I didn't much care.