The Silence (2006)

The Silence




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A cop haunted by an accidental killing begins looking into a murder case that's nearly 40 years old in this crime drama from Australian director Cate Shortland. Richard Treloar (Richard Roxburgh) is a police detective who is thrown into an emotional tailspin after a shooting incident. When Treloar has trouble handling his responsibilities, he's reassigned to the police force's museum, where he's to help curate a photography exhibit. While going though prints for the upcoming show, Treloar … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Television, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Aug 25, 2009


as Richard Treloar
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Given that underwhelming police thriller The Silence is technically a made-for-TV movie, it might not be counted against helmer Cate Shortland as yet another example of the dreaded disappointing sophomore follow-up.

Full Review… | September 25, 2006
Top Critic

Stylish, sexy and deeply emotionally resonant.

September 23, 2006
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Eloquent direction lifts this beyond a genre whodunit.

September 13, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic egregiously slow-paced piece of work that works neither as a character study nor as a police procedural...

Full Review… | January 15, 2010
Reel Film Reviews

Nice, but nothing remarkable.

September 14, 2006
Planet Sick-Boy

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