ayad’s review published on Letterboxd:
unrelentingly terrifying, this movie had me litrally gripping my seat for its whole runtime. everything from the sound design to the editing to the acting was on full throttle, it’s like a long and quick rollercoaster that has zero breaks. at some points it was even hard to breathe no one wanted to break the loud silence on screen or unsettle the amazing flow of events. i don’t even know how krasinski came up with such a unique and outright frightening concept just thinking about every detail related to the creatures and how they work blows my mind even more. me and my friends kept gasping all the time we were just in awe like something truly grips you right from the first scene and it’s restless all throughout, never letting you go while viscously clawing at you. it’s the type of movie that you just can’t stop talking about the second you leave the cinema like it’s impossible to not just sit there and be floored. i guess i can’t really understand the criticisms aimed at it except probably for the ending ( which i didn’t mind at all, if a film is able to clench me like this did for 99% of its runtime then id let a shaky ending slide ). i don’t want to say anything more for now because if you haven’t seen it i highly highly recommend seeing it in theatres it’s just so stunning on a technical level, oh and emily blunt miss hi how are you my heart is yours.