Silent House Reviews

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Christian Law
We Got This Covered
October 12, 2012
Although it has plenty of atmosphere and tense moments, Silent House is ultimately lacking in every other department.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
August 25, 2012
As Trish declared to Darry in Jeepers Creepers: 'You know the part in scary movies when somebody does something really stupid, and everybody hates them for it?' This is littered with those moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Tara Brady
Irish Times
May 4, 2012
Film-makers Lau and Kentis seem to lose their collective mojo 20 minutes in and we're left watching a mostly dark screen and listening to a great deal of random panting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
April 17, 2012
Far too ponderously slow to maintain the tension, despite Olsen's undoubted effectiveness as a scream-queen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Boyer
Sky Movies
May 2, 2012
The script aims for provocative, but, in a funny turn of events, probably hews even closer to exploitative than the usual horror hijinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies
May 3, 2012
Ludicrous and offensive in equal measure. Avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk
September 13, 2012
[Elizabeth Olsen's] impressive portrayal - and even an admittedly interesting overall conclusion - just isn't enough to rescue a film that is literally agonising to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kate Erbland
Boxoffice Magazine
March 2, 2012
Silent House's change-up from home invasion scarefest to limp psychological terror is bad, but worse yet, it's boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
May 6, 2012
The gap between technological fetishism and story craft now has a name: Olsen's Cleavage.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 5, 2012
Elizabeth Olsen is perfectly committed to her role, yet once you get past the technical wizardry, it - like the Uruguayan original - quickly becomes tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 4, 2012
Has a powerful enough context behind it, but ... it disappoints ... Still, Olsen is a star worth following and has carved out an impressive niche in the psychological thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 8, 2012
My attention was held for the first act or so. Then any attempt at realism was abandoned, and it became clear that the house, and the movie containing it, were devices to manufacture methodical thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 7, 2012
Unfortunately, so much of what could be great about this movie is undercut by the instability of the hand-held camera and the weak ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
May 2, 2012
It's well acted but repetitive and not scary enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
March 12, 2012
One or two good moments. Literally.
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
April 5, 2012
"Silent House" just isn't scary. The only reason to keep watching is to see if they screw up the tracking shot, and leave the boo boo in without stopping. Ultimately I was bored and didn't really care after the first 15 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
March 9, 2012
A breakout star last year for her work in "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Olsen spends most of the film hiding under furniture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
March 13, 2012
If you must know the dark secret "Silent House" holds then prepare for a journey that may not pay off in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
March 9, 2012
The filmmakers screw up the ending so monumentally here that all the good will they've built up is squandered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
March 15, 2012
Silent House can't close the deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/4.0
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
March 9, 2012

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