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Critic Reviews for Hush
An effectively straightforward exercise in suspense, one that further positions Flanagan-who also made the year's well-received Ouija prequel-as a filmmaker with a strong grasp on horror's fundamentals.
Flanagan's taut direction reinforces his rep as an up-and-comer we will hopefully be hearing much more from.
Silence is golden in "Hush," one of the more inspired concoctions to emerge from the busy Blumhouse horror-thriller assembly line in recent years.
Hush has some very interesting moving parts in what amounts to an average film.
Audience Reviews for Hush
Absolutely terrifying, Hush is an intense and frightening indie horror thriller. The story follows a deaf woman who lives in a secluded house in the woods, and is preyed upon by a psychopathic killer. The script is especially well-written, doing an impressive job at having the character work her way through the problems that she faces. And, making the character deaf gives a fresh new angle to the classic cabin in the woods scenario; heightening the tension and suspense. Lead actress Kate Siegel gives an incredibly visceral performance that captures the raw terror and desperation of the character, and director Mike Flanagan does a good job at showing how trapped and isolated she is. Additionally, the violence is remarkably gritty without being gratuitous. A well-crafted horror film, Hush taps into our primal fears.
It's what it says on the tin. A standard stalk prey kinda scenario. ð???
I cannot see what the fuss about this is. Utterly conventional home invasion thriller, plodding predictably towards the inevitable ending (helpful corkscrew at fingertips as final strangulation begins). A dull, mostly incompetent antagonist running in circles around a house apparently fully glazed with safety glass and with no particular geography. And unlike the recent, excellent 'Don;t Breathe' the heroin's deaf-muteness does abolutely nothing to advance the plot of complicate the circumstance beyond making her slightly more vulnerable than she would be, completely alone in an isolated location with a murderer. Stylistically dull, by-the-numbers, and the only tension comes from yelling 'Oh why the f**k did you do that?!' at the screen. Plus a ludicrous 'inner voice' sequence that does nothing but add pointless exposition to an already obvious situation.