• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:    Steven C. Miller
  • In Theaters:    Nov 30, 2012 Limited
  • On DVD:    Dec 4, 2012
  • Anchor Bay Films

Silent Night Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 23, 2012

By no means a masterpiece, but it's a damn good time with a great villain who spares no one...

Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
December 3, 2012

Steven C. Miller's remake of the nasty 80s original keeps the violence and mayhem but adds both personality and humor with the result being a fun slasher that vastly improves on Silent Night, Deadly Night.

Joe Leydon
Variety
Top Critic
December 3, 2012

Apart from some modestly inventive carnage and an undeniably humorous hambone turn by Malcolm McDowell, there's really nothing here to make genre fans dash through the snow (or maneuver through traffic) to megaplexes.

Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
November 30, 2012

This holiday season, horror fans should be sure to unwrap Steven C. Miller's Silent Night for an unexpected holiday treat, even if it's not all mistletoe and sweet candy canes.

Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
November 30, 2012

This scrappy little remake is somehow more entertaining than half of what passes for "wide release" horror movies.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
November 30, 2012

The movie's intended audience will likely be satisfied by its parade of gory mayhem, cheap thrills and groan-worthy dark humor. Everyone else: You're on your own.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
November 29, 2012

This brisk reimagining of the 1984 slasher "Silent Night, Deadly Night" delivers the seasonal goods with admirable efficiency and not a little wit.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christian Toto
Big Hollywood
December 4, 2012

Santa slasher flick sticks to genre template while Jaime King works overtime to make us care about the person gunning for ol' St. Nick.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
Top Critic
November 30, 2012

Fans of nearly nude women being fed into wood chippers will not go home disappointed (except, very likely, in their hollow lives.)

William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
November 30, 2012

It doesn't betray the legacy of Silent Night, Deadly Night, but it doesn't add anything to it either. Ho-ho-hum.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
November 29, 2012

This unimaginative remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night continues the trend of mediocre remakes of '80s era horror films.

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