Silent thrillers

The box-office success of A Quiet Place proves that dialogue is not always necessary to make an impression. The Sunday Times highlights six other works with few or no spoken words

American actor-writer-director John Krasinski's horror movie A Quiet Place is about a family who can survive only if they stay very, very quiet.

So quiet that the film's 11/2-hour running time ends up featuring less than three minutes of dialogue.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 15, 2018, with the headline 'Silent thrillers'. Print Edition | Subscribe