Silent Fall Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
February 1, 2007
Poorly scripted by Akiva Goldsman, this murder mystery (helmed by Bruce Beresford) represents an awkward synthesis of autism and family abuse as social problems, failing to deliver suspense or excitement on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Beresford draws the best from a fine cast. Only when he tries to up the thrill quotient near the end are the contrivances of Akiva Goldsman's debut script revealed, like cracks in the smooth surface of a frozen lake.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
So predictable that you would almost swear you'd seen it before.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of picture that results when a film maker loses sight of the fact that a portion of his audience might actually think while watching a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Silent Fall, a dramatically repressed psychodrama, could be sued for creative malpractice.