It's an unsatisfactory film that makes one interested in reading Jan Costin Wagner's source novel.
Brilliantly filmed, the cinematography is worth the admission alone.
| Original Score: 4/5
It builds to a tense and dramatic finale, but it takes far too long to get there.
| Original Score: 3/5
A smart and emotionally-driven crime drama.
Occasional lapses in credibility notwithstanding, it's still tense and unsettling fare that treads delicately through difficult territory that involves the abuse of children.
It's a wholly absorbing and surprisingly nuanced piece of work.
The Silence is one of the most excruciating, paranoia-inducing films you'll see all year. Spread the word.
What could have been just another serial-killer whodunit becomes a complex study of grief, obsession and the persistence of guilt.
Terrifically acted by an ensemble cast, this film twists its knife relentlessly in the wound.