Silent Fall (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Silent Fall (1994)



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In this murder mystery, Jake Rainer has withdrawn from the world. Formerly a renowned psychiatrist, Ranier's career was ruined by a terrible incident. Ranier is drawn from his seclusion following a brutal double-murder involving an autistic boy. Will Rainer be able to bond with the boy and solve the murder?more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Akiva Goldsman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 13, 2000
Warner Home Video

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Richard Dreyfuss
as Jake Rainer
Ben Faulkner
as Tim Warden
Linda Hamilton
as Karen Rainer
John Lithgow
as Dr. Rene Harlinger
J.T. Walsh
as Sheriff Mitch Rivers
Liv Tyler
as Sylvie Warden
Zahn McClarnon
as Deputy Bear
Ron Tucker
as Forensic Detective
Jane Beard
as Carol Simmons
Helen Hedman
as Sheriff's Wife
Brandon Stouffer
as 1st Halloween Kid
Treva Moniik King
as 2nd Halloween Kid
Sean Baldwin
as Halloween Monster
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Critic Reviews for Silent Fall

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

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.

Full Review… | February 1, 2007
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

So predictable that you would almost swear you'd seen it before.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Silent Fall, a dramatically repressed psychodrama, could be sued for creative malpractice.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Silent Fall


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.

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