Punch Drunk DVDs: 'A Quiet Place', 'Chappaquiddick', 'Lean On Pete', And More!



From Director John Krasinski comes the most intense thriller of the year. A Quiet Place stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as parents trying to do everything they can to keep their family safe in a society overrun by creatures who hunt by sound.

We Said: “Expressive performances by all four leads anchor the lean screenplay, necessary because sign language isn't always the best way to communicate interpersonal relationships. […] A Quiet Place packs a lot of scares and technical precision, making for one of the best monster movies in recent years.” Rating: 4 out of 5

Based on the tragic real life scandal, Chappaquiddick tells the story of the fateful accident in which Sen. Ted Kennedy (Jason Clarke) drove his car off of a bridge, killing passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Kate Mara) , a young campaign strategist who worked for him. The film follows the fallout of the incident and the mysterious and scandalous investigation that left  its mark on American politics.

 We Said: Chappaquiddick presents the Kennedys in a vastly different light than we're accustomed to seeing, and probably won't see again on the big screen for a long time.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Lean on Pete tells the powerful story of the bond between a young man and an aging horse. When neglected teen Charley finds work caring for the eponymous aging racehorse the two discover a friendship and respect neither had known. Unfortunately, Pete’s days are numbered, and learning this, Charley frees him, traveling across the country to find a new home for them both.

We Said: “When it’s about a boy and a horse, it’s compelling. When it’s about being a homeless youth in America, it’s compelling. Lean on Pete is a pretty solidly crafted movie, even if it is too long for its own good.” Rating: 3.5 out of 5