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The Rotten Tomatoes Reviews For A Quiet Place Part 2 Are In

2018 saw the release of "A Quiet Place," directed by John Krasinski. Any skepticism about a comedic actor writing and directing a horror film was quickly put to rest upon the film's release, which saw a massive amount of praise — it has a near perfect Tomatometer score of 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was also a box office hit, making over $300 million worldwide on a $17 million budget, according to Box Office Mojo.

The gripping film follows Evelyn (Emily Blunt), Lee (Krasinski), and their children, who live in a world where much of humanity has been wiped out by blind monsters with hypersensitive hearing. To survive, the Abbott family must live in near silence and rely on American Sign Language for communication among themselves.

Considering the critical and commercial success, it only makes sense that the film would receive a sequel. Production began soon after the release of the first film, with Krasinski writing and directing once again. As reported by Variety, "A Quiet Place Part II" was originally going to be released in March of 2020 — and even had its world premiere in New York City that month — but was postponed due to COVID-19. 

The sequel centers on Evelyn and the kids as they continue their fight for survival after Lee's death. Forced away from their home and into the unknown, they soon discover there are more threats in the world. With May 28 fast approaching, the critics have watched the film, and the reviews are out. Here's what Rotten Tomatoes has compiled for "A Quiet Place Part II."

The tomatoes are fresh off the truck for Part II

"A Quiet Place Part II" proves that John Krasinski's success was no fluke. Alonso Duralde of The Wrap calls it "as riveting if not more so" than the original. With a Tomatometer score of 90%, the sequel trails the first film by only a few percentage points, which is more than some sequels can say.

Critics are praising Krasinski's skills as director. The Wrap credits the "riveting" nature to Krasinski's growing "confidence and skill." In agreement, IndieWire's Kate Erbland writes, "As his chops as an action and horror director have only increased, care of those natty set pieces and plenty of real ingenuity, Krasinski hasn't lost sight of the human drama that makes it all work."

Some reviewers believe the sequel is not as strong as the first. Justin Chang of The LA Times, for example, called the film "viscerally effective" but claimed that ultimately it "seems content to reiterate rather than build on its predecessor's revelations." Scott Mendelson at Forbes, while calling it "well made and worth seeing it in theaters," noted that it felt like "set-up for spin-offs and further sequels."

On the other hand, a few critics had the opposite reaction, calling it even better than the first film. One of those critics is Edward Douglas at Below the Line, who writes, "By building upon the way the original movie transformed the simplest of premises into a groundbreaking horror film, 'A Quiet Place Part II' manages to create something even more terrifying and unforgettable."

Although there are a few detractors, it looks like "A Quiet Place Part II" is guaranteed to satisfy even the most ardent fans of the first film. We've got just over a week to find out for ourselves.