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Quiet, The
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 118 (Mar 2007) Of Widescreen Review®

Elisha Cuthbert, Camilla Belle, Martin Donovan, Katy Mixon, Shawn Ashmore & Edie Falco

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 2.5
DD Sound Rating: 3.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include almost five minutes of cast and crew dissecting fetal pigs; a little over seven minutes about shooting on location in Austin, Texas; over four minutes discussing why this film was shot in HD; over nine minutes on script development; less than ten minutes with the cast; and previews.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 16582
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For strong and disturbing sexual content, a scene of violence, language, drug content, and brief nudity
(Retail Price): $24.96
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 96
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2005
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 02/13/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Jamie Babbit
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Having lost her mother at the age of seven, and subsequently submerging into The Quiet world without words, Dot (Belle) is dealt a second life-altering blow with the death of her father. Not wanting their godchild to be homeless, Paul (Donovan) and Olivia (Falco) Deer, along with their cheerleading daughter, Nina (Cuthbert), take her into their suburban spread. But all is not as it appears on the surface (as is often the case), and soon Dot finds herself in the midst of a family beginning to unravel. (Jack Kelley)

DVD Picture:
The hazy, anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD has poor black levels and contrast, and is generally lacking in finely resolved details. Green hues really pop from the screen, but generally the hazy appearance also makes colors look drab. (Danny Richelieu)

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