Visually arresting but only sporadically enthralling.
I wouldn't rush to see it again, but I would definitely recommend it...
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Whilst not as atrocious as some other films that have opened this year, the truely woeful story and quality of Silent is saved only by its occasion moments of visual flair, and its all over effective creepy atmosphere.
When everything starts being explained, the mystery evaporates and the world of the game loses its eerie bafflement.
| Original Score: 3/5
The latest, most ambitious and perhaps least comprehensible video game adaptation in recent memory.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
If you like your nightmares served upfront without the clutter of dramatic structure, then Silent Hill should be your next stop.
although it is rarely if ever jump-out-of-your-seat scary, Silent Hill is an unremittingly creepy municipality of the mind where motherhood, mystery and madness have come home to stay.
Silent Hill starts out at point A and then goes so quickly, loudly and visually over-the-top that it flies completely off the rails into its own glorious weirdness.
Director Christophe Gans charges, hell-bent, right over the plot and winds up with not much more than an oppressive 125-minute running time.
More deadly than silent.
| Original Score: 2/5
Over long with a muddled story and a gaggle of wasted talent, Silent Hill is a spectacular misfire.
As a fluke, I took my mom (also named Rose) to the screening. She doesn't like SF or horror and doesn't even know what a video game is, yet she ended up really liking it! How weird is that?
| Original Score: A-
the closest you'll get to actually having a nightmare in a movie theatre outside of a midnight screening of David Lynch's Eraserhead.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
There's absolutely nothing of merit here to discuss other than its loyalty to the original source material.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
While Gans admittedly shows us some pretty spooky stuff, his energy begins to flag somewhere around the 60-minute mark.
As a nightmarish vision of hell on earth, Silent Hill is a triumph of production and art design. As a coherent story, it's little more than a string of video game scenarios.
| Original Score: C+
Silent Hill is like an endurance test to get to the "'truth', but it's ultimately a gyp because it still doesn't make sense when you get there.
Just like the game, which is an achievement and a disappointment all in one.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
No thrills on this hill
| Original Score: 3/10
Radha Mitchell is the reason to sit through this overblown Grand Guignol entertainment from the director of the similarly overblown Brotherhood of the Wolf.