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Silent House Reviews

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Richard Haridy
November 25, 2013
As a technical experiment in real time cinema, Silent House is fascinating, but it fails as both an interesting story and a visceral experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christian Law
We Got This Covered
October 12, 2012
Although it has plenty of atmosphere and tense moments, Silent House is ultimately lacking in every other department.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Ben Kendrick
September 30, 2012
Moviegoers looking for a unique horror-thriller experience, who find the "real time" premise intriguing, are likely to enjoy Silent House in spite of its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Looker
September 13, 2012
[Elizabeth Olsen's] impressive portrayal - and even an admittedly interesting overall conclusion - just isn't enough to rescue a film that is literally agonising to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 25, 2012
As Trish declared to Darry in Jeepers Creepers: 'You know the part in scary movies when somebody does something really stupid, and everybody hates them for it?' This is littered with those moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
A skillful thriller with something unexpectedly insidious on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 22, 2012
While the movie delivers fantastic atmosphere and some effective scares, there are many missed opportunities where the camera doesn't catch the moments with the most impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
July 23, 2012
Interesting one-take cinematography and a great performance by Elizabeth Olsen are very nearly ruined by a muddled story that leaves little room for replay value.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
May 6, 2012
The gap between technological fetishism and story craft now has a name: Olsen's Cleavage.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
May 5, 2012
In this version transposed to the States it loses whatever claims to individuality it once had as well as wasting the talent of Elizabeth Olsen.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
May 5, 2012
Elizabeth Olsen is perfectly committed to her role, yet once you get past the technical wizardry, it - like the Uruguayan original - quickly becomes tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 4, 2012
Has a powerful enough context behind it, but ... it disappoints ... Still, Olsen is a star worth following and has carved out an impressive niche in the psychological thriller genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tara Brady
Irish Times
May 4, 2012
Film-makers Lau and Kentis seem to lose their collective mojo 20 minutes in and we're left watching a mostly dark screen and listening to a great deal of random panting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
May 3, 2012
The problem is that the remake hasn't solved the essential defect of the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
May 3, 2012
It's still atmospheric enough, and like the original, has a quasi-theatrical event status. But it feels like a copy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 3, 2012
Olsen is, without question, one of the most intriguing, most thrilling young talents to burst onto the scene in years, and she's very very good here... so good that I wished the movie was kinder to her as a talent...
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
May 3, 2012
Olsen's brilliantly nervy and detailed performance deserved a flick that knew how to house it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Thrift
Little White Lies
May 3, 2012
Ludicrous and offensive in equal measure. Avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
May 2, 2012
It's well acted but repetitive and not scary enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
May 2, 2012
The scariest film of the decade to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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