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“A Quiet Place: Day One” reviewed

There are enough interesting ideas and at least two confident performances holding “A Quiet Place: Day One” together, even if it sometimes feels like a first draft of a richer, more complex final film. “Pig” director Michael Sarnoski proves deft at the kind of melancholic, subtle character beats usually lacking in these blockbusters. But he lacks the skill set for action, an essential aspect of a film like this: the setpieces feel too imprecise, and the stakes never high enough to produce actual tension. Still, what could have been a cash grab clearly has loftier aspirations, resulting in a film that’s never boring and just provocative enough to spark big questions about what truly matters in this world when it’s falling apart.