John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ sequel is ‘supremely scary and satisfying’

Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe star in “A Quiet Place Part II.”

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John Krasinski has dazzled critics again.

The writer-director’s follow-up feature to 2018’s “A Quiet Place” currently holds a 91% “Fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 135 reviews.

“A Quiet Place Part II” is the much-anticipated sequel to Krasinski’s horror film that introduced moviegoers to a world in which deadly but blind creatures hunt based only on sound. It is being distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The sequel, which picks up right after the events of the first film, follows the Abbott family as they search for a safe new home. But there are more dangers in the world than deadly aliens — namely, other survivors.

Critics seem to agree that Krasinski was placed in a tough position to follow up the much-celebrated first installment of “A Quiet Place.” After all, the film had a poetic, albeit devastating, ending.

However, a $340 million global box office haul from a budget of only $17 million was an enticing draw for Paramount.

Krasinski has managed to keep the emotional thread of the Abbott family throughout the sequel, while expanding upon the universe of “A Quiet Place.”

His wife, actress Emily Blunt, returns as Evelyn Abbott, alongside deaf teen actress Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott and a young English actor named Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott.

Here’s what critics thought of “A Quiet Place Part II” ahead of its release in theaters Friday.

Kristy Puchko, Riot Material

Millicent Simmonds stars in “A Quiet Place Part II.”

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Stephanie Zacharek, Time

Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune

Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe star in “A Quiet Place Part II.”

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Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

(With inputs from CNBC)