John Krasinski's 'A Quiet Place' gets raucous praise from his celebrity friends

Emily Blunt, left, and John Krasinski. (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)
Emily Blunt, left, and John Krasinski. (Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s celebrity friends loudly applauded the couple’s latest film, “A Quiet Place,” over the weekend.

So enamored by the picture, which exceeded even optimistic box-office projections in its opening weekend, the couple’s friends and peers sent them anything-but-quiet love on social media. Even horror titan Stephen King summed it up as an “extraordinary piece of work” because its silence makes the camera’s “eye open wide in a way few movies manage.”

Krasinski’s alien-invasion thriller about a family sheltering in silence from sound-hunting predators, marks “The Office” alum’s sophomore outing as a cinematic director. Krasinski also wrote and stars in the film alongside his real-life wife, Blunt.

After catching a screening, “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World” star Chris Pratt was moved to shoot a video in the middle of traffic encouraging his followers to see the flick.

“I just got out of ‘A Quiet Place’ — you have to go see this movie! Just cancel your plans, stop what you’re doing, and go to the movie theater,” he said.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn and Elizabeth Banks of “Pitch Perfect” also sent their kudos via Twitter.  And late-night host Jimmy Kimmel applauded his pal and neighbor’s cinematic feat, as well as Blunt’s acting.

“Deadpool 2” star Ryan Reynolds, who attended the New York premiere with wife Blake Lively last week, said he saw the film twice in one week and praised the pair. Unrelated: The perennial jokester was also on the receiving end of some of his wife’s well-timed shade.

Here’s what several celebs had to say:

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