Here is our selection of the A Quiet Place Part II reviews. In the film Cillian Murphy joins Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe. It is John Krasinski’s sequel to his surprise smash sci-fi horror thriller about a family living in silent terror following an alien invasion.

The film got wide release from May 28, 2021. After 45 days it then comes to streaming on Paramount+ in the USA and other streaming services elsewhere.

Check out what the positive consensus below.

Director John Krasinski, Noah Jupe and Emily Blunt on the set of Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II ©2021 Paramount Pictures

New York Times’ A Quiet Place Part II Review

  • This sequel to John Krasinski’s alien-invasion blockbuster is brasher, louder and less focused than its predecessor.
  • This new installment is, like its predecessor, wonderfully acted and intuitively directed (by John Krasinski). [However] it has also largely replaced the hushed horror of the original with full-on action.
  • Though in many respects an exemplary piece of filmmaking, “Part II” remains hobbled by a script that resolves two separate crises while leaving the movie itself in limbo. At least until Part III.

Full Review here

3 out of 5 Stars from our reading of the review

Evelyn (Emily Blunt) braves the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II” ©2021 Paramount Pictures

Los Angeles Times’ A Quiet Place Part II Review

  • For anyone anxiously returning to the multiplex after a long absence, there are certainly less nerve-rattling cinematic options, though also less enjoyable ones.
  • The first film told us nothing about the aliens’ origins and, apart from its shivery prologue, A Quiet Place Part II tells us little more. What it gives us instead is a highly watchable, dramatically wobbly gloss on War of the Worlds.
  • Chalk it up to the growing pains of an accidental franchise: Part II feels caught between two conflicting modes, a tightly focused family drama and a more expansive vision of post-apocalyptic decay.

Full Review Here

3 out of 5 Stars from our reading of the review

Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in A Quiet Place Part II ©2021 Paramount Pictures

The Guardian’s A Quiet Place Part II Review

  • This sequel from writer-director John Krasinski may not quite have all its focus and intimate horror while the borrowings from Alien, Jurassic Park and Jaws are admittedly more obvious this time around.
  • It’s a tiny shame that the film doesn’t give more screen time to the excellent Blunt. I did wonder if Krasinski considered dreaming up some Battleship Potemkin-style scares for that vulnerable little baby; maybe he thought that was too obvious.
  • In the end, it’s impossible not to see these gross creatures as Covid metaphors and impossible not to delight in their comeuppance. What a pleasure to see a big, brash picture like this on the big screen.

Full Review here

Rated 4 out of 5 Stars

Regan (Millicent Simmonds), Marcus (Noah Jupe) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II” ©2021 Paramount Pictures

Hollywood Reporter’s A Quiet Place Part II Review

  • The silence of a darkened theater invariably is the best place to experience a horror movie. That was doubly true of John Krasinski’s runaway 2018 hit A Quiet Place.
  • The reprieves of a family meal, a game of Monopoly or a romantic late-night dance are gone in A Quiet Place Part II, leaving more space for the lacerating sorrows of the first film to echo.
  • Krasinski maximizes suspense by splitting the characters into three small groups, with editor Michael P Shawver cutting among them to pulse-quickening effect as each gets caught in a life-threatening situation.

Full Review here

4.5 out of 5 Stars from our reading of the review

Regan (Millicent Simmonds), left, and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II” ©2021 Paramount Pictures

Entertainment Weekly‘s A Quiet Place Part II Review

  • Unlike some who shrugged and pivoted to streaming or on demand, the studio ultimately chose to hold out for a post-pandemic return.
  • And it’s almost immediately immersive to be here again. This Norman Rockwell painting that is also a cleverly torqued daylight nightmare, designed as a puzzle only its smart, resourceful characters can solve. Even if it ultimately feels like three quarters of a very good movie chopped off from a whole.
  • Maybe that’s why it all ends so abruptly, after a meticulous walk-up: When you’ve put in the work for this kind of world-building, it’s not a one-and-done sequel; it’s a franchise.

Full Review here

Rated B+ = 4 out of 5 Stars

Evelyn (Emily Blunt) braves the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II” ©2021 Paramount Pictures

Reviews Round-Up

New York Times3 Stars
Los Angeles Times3 Stars
The Guardian4 Stars
Hollywood Reporter4.5 Stars
Entertainment Week4 Stars
A Quiet Place Part III star ratings table

So the average of the ratings works out at 3.7 out of 5 stars.

When will A Quiet Place Part III be released?

There is already a third film in the works which will be written and directed by Jeff Nichols. When it was announced, towards the end of 2020, they were planning for a 2022 release. Not bad going for considering the relatively low $17 Million budget of the original!

Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Emmett (Cillian Murphy) brave the unknown in “A Quiet Place Part II” ©2021 Paramount Pictures