The Quiet Earth

The Quiet Earth

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Our best guess for you: 3.2 stars

Average of 396 ratings: 3.2 Stars

1985 M Contains adult themes.

After surviving the apocalypse, scientist Zac Hobson (Bruno Lawrence) faces a dangerous and uncertain new world in this thriller. The government researcher wakes up to find all human life on the planet completely destroyed. That is, until he encounters a lovely young woman (Alison Routledge) and a trucker (Pete Smith). Tension mounts as the survivors adapt to their new reality and try to learn to trust one another.

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91 minutes

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English Dolby Digital 2.0

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1 by Carash

I found this a very slow, boring movie. I watched it until the end expecting something exciting to happen - but no. I just wasted my time with this movie.

3.5 by Ngozi

Older film. Slow moving but this fits with the subject I feel - even though you want the film to go a bit faster - mainly because newer films are so fast. I think the relationship between the individuals... Read more

4 by Ganny01

Can't say I understood all the science stuff but it was fun trying to guess the Kiwi locations. Lawrence gives a great performance and there are some interesting ideas in the film and a nice impending... Read more

1.5 by Obsidian

Lost interest in the movie within minutes if not seconds of it starting.

4 by Soapbox

I liked and I think Bruno Lawernce plays the tortured genius really well. Suffers from a lack of CGI but give it credit for a great effort for it's age. It does get off to a very slow start but it develops well. Another goood job Greg Murphy.

1.5 by mapland

Liked the idea, and wanted to see a movie where for a while at least he just let loose and enjoyed himself. There was a little bit of that but it just didn't last long. In the end we gave up without finishing it.

0.5 by bhjb family

Don't waste your time, one of those 'NZ' movies you are told is great but is total nonsense from start to finish. And Bruno Lawrence could never act.

2 by MovieBear

Slow, a little predictable, and the representation of technology and gadgets is a bit dated by today's standards, but it leaves you to wonder, "What would I do?"

4 by shagulater

I wanted to watch this after reading the novel - a compelling watch, brilliant acting from Bruno Lawrence. What he gets up to when finds that no other person is around led to a great discussion of... Read more


Slow, boring and not worth watching! Really was expecting it to be better...... no such luck.....