Silent Fall (1994)
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as Jake Rainer
as Tim Warden
as Karen Rainer
as Dr. Rene Harlinger
as Sheriff Mitch Rivers
as Sylvie Warden
as Deputy Bear
as Forensic Detective
as Carol Simmons
as Sheriff's Wife
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as 1st Twin
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Critic Reviews for Silent Fall
Poorly scripted by Akiva Goldsman, this murder mystery (helmed by Bruce Beresford) represents an awkward synthesis of autism and family abuse as social problems, failing to deliver suspense or excitement on any level.
Beresford draws the best from a fine cast. Only when he tries to up the thrill quotient near the end are the contrivances of Akiva Goldsman's debut script revealed, like cracks in the smooth surface of a frozen lake.
It's the kind of picture that results when a film maker loses sight of the fact that a portion of his audience might actually think while watching a movie.
Silent Fall, a dramatically repressed psychodrama, could be sued for creative malpractice.
Audience Reviews for Silent Fall
A tortuously constructed plot which relies on utterly unrealistic plot contrivances and whose ultimate solution is painfully obvious far too early.
very moving and sad.. the suspense was intimate.. one of my mother's picks so didnt pay much attention .. i might have to watch it again.
Starts off strongly with a very palpable sense of mystery that immediately grabs the viewer's interest... but then it becomes obvious and not as intriguing as its start. Solid performances and slick direction but the script isn't as clever as it wants to think it is... Mystery fans may want to give this a rental, others should just rent Hitchcock's "Spellbound" instead.
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