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The Silence Reviews

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Cynthia S

Super Reviewer

March 1, 2014
A good, slow boiling thriller, that shows different viewpoints of a disastrous situation. Tough subject matter, but well done. Good acting, decent cinematography, and leaves you wondering...but not in the way that I hate. I hate the no answer endings. This ending is clear, but leaves you wondering what the future holds...
Alec B

Super Reviewer

February 26, 2013
Much of the narrative stretches itself too thin at times (too many characters, too little time), but the mood is just right. The suggestion that loneliness is the most horrifying thing for anyone to face is the most intriguing thing about this film.
Marcus W

Super Reviewer

September 29, 2013
Sadly, the juice isn't worth the squeeze.
September 4, 2013
An expertly crafted, moving & haunting film, and one of the best of the year. A slow burn, but very rewarding. It's criminal this hasn't garnered more attention stateside. Watch it!
March 11, 2013
At a confident and steady pace, the script allows the characters to develop powerful, subtle performances, rather than relying on their dialogue. Suspense fans tired of low-brow, explicit exploitation movies may want to check out "The Silence," an absorbing German thriller that delivers the suspense without sacrificing the drama of the human experience.

On July 8th, 1986, a eleven year old girl Pia (Helene Doppler) is raped and murdered by Peer (Ulrich Thomsen) while a second man, Timo (Wotan Wilke Möhring), watches with equal parts of disgust and arousal. The two dispose of the body and return home, but while Peer began to destroy any potential evidence, Timo has already packed and boarded a bus out of town. 23 years later, to the very day, another young girl goes missing with only her bike and bag left behind at the very spot where Pia was abducted years ago. Writer/director Baran bo Odar's film, "The Silence," follows the distraught families, the police, and the two men behind the original unsolved case in a story that explores grief and guilt, obsession and duty.

It's a well-acted, emotion-charged drama whose murder mystery is almost secondary to the human element. It's a complex examination of the many facets of humanity in which even those who commit the most heinous acts aren't complete monsters. The film is about tragedy and the everlasting impact on those involved, from the victims to the perpetrators.

Director Baran bo Odar maintains a sense of morbid fascination in a film that in someone else's hands might become overwhelmingly unpleasant. Despite its nearly two-hour running time, it never becomes dull or depressing, thanks in part to large cast of characters whose nuanced portrayals strike a chord of truth -- terrifyingly so for any parent. Even though the conclusion isn't exactly overpowering, the journey is remarkably nuanced and compelling - and most certainly an uncomfortable one.
March 8, 2013
a chilling murder mystery thriller that doesn't play by the hollywood rule book - and is all the better for it. terrific acting, a fantastic script, and an outstanding job by the first time director who uses nature and nurture as the pillars of psychological torment and motivation. highly recommend.
May 5, 2014
Well done movie for me, except for one thing. Maybe it's a cultural difference things, I don't know, BUT was I the only person who was annoyed to no end by the disheveled detective-widower character who was way over-the-top? I mean, come on with the guy. Everyone else was great but every time the dude was on the screen I wanted to shout "take a shower and gather your thoughts, man!". Again, maybe it's a cultural thing.
April 12, 2014
The Silence is a powerful crime fiction that is commendable for its bone-chilling, breathtaking visuals and realistic characters. While it may not be as mesmerizing as The Prisoners, The Silence has plenty to offer for the fans of both crime fiction and psychological drama.
March 25, 2014
Really, really creepy. And sad. And mostly scary because this happens every day.
March 25, 2014
German mystery film is a bit more standard-issue than it realizes, but it certainly has it's chilling moments.
Mike N.
March 6, 2014
good movie that keeps you interested, along with some interested turns.
February 28, 2014
I like thrillers. This was mysterious and thrilling.
February 14, 2014
A well narrated & stylishly made movie, though the ending might seem a bit cruel to some, but that is what makes this movie quite impressive, to question justice, do we always receive it or are we convinced with what might seem comfortable to us
Jacob M.
January 6, 2014
A dark and eerie chiller that keeps you on the edge of your seat while you wait for that happy ending that will probably never come.
January 5, 2014
Surprisingly good, complex european thriller about phedopiles. There's just one problem about it, cinematographer have high point shoots fetish so i'm taking half star away.
December 27, 2013
A young girl is raped and murdered. Twenty three years later, the same thing happens again in the same way. This film follows the investigations and the lives of the people it involves. It's hardly as compelling and convincing as the other German masterpiece by Fritz Lang M, which deals with a lot of the same themes including paedophilia, yet there are elements that make it sufficiently gripping and mysterious. Nevertheless, despite an interestingly different approach, there are cop TV series that seem similar nowadays.
December 19, 2013
I cannot remember the last time I saw a Film as moving as "The Silence"
bill s.
November 12, 2013
Not exactly a feel good movie but a very good one none the less.....some very hard to watch moments in this turse and stomach churning thriller where no one gets out unschathed including the viewer.
November 6, 2013
A slowly unraveling mystery that is very well made.
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