The Quiet This dank and rhythmless "psychological" potboiler was directed by Jamie Babbit, who made 2000's But I'm a Cheerleader , and though she has shifted tones… The Quiet This dank and rhythmless "psychological" potboiler was directed by Jamie Babbit, who made 2000's But I'm a Cheerleader , and though she has shifted tones… 2006-08-25 R PT92M Drama Mystery and Thriller Camilla Belle Elisha Cuthbert Edie Falco Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

The Quiet (2006)

MPAA Rating: R
SOUND OF NO HANDS CLAPPING Cuthbert (left) and Belle won't get any shout-outs for The Quiet
Image credit: The Quiet: Ari Briskman
SOUND OF NO HANDS CLAPPING Cuthbert (left) and Belle won't get any shout-outs for The Quiet
EW's GRADE
D

Details Limited Release: Aug 25, 2006; Rated: R; Length: 92 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Camilla Belle and Elisha Cuthbert; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

This dank and rhythmless ''psychological'' potboiler was directed by Jamie Babbit, who made 2000's But I'm a Cheerleader, and though she has shifted tones from shrill camp to moody angst in The Quiet, she still thinks in stereotypes so thin that they put you to sleep the moment they open their mouths. Elisha Cuthbert, who's trying to be the Meryl Streep of Maxim bimbos, is the bitchy and privately troubled daddy's-girl cheerleader, and Camilla Belle is the shrinking-violet deaf girl who stays with Cuthbert's family and learns its dark (yawn) secret.

Originally posted Aug 23, 2006 Published in issue #894 Sep 01, 2006 Order article reprints