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Silent House Reviews

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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
August 22, 2012
A skillful thriller with something unexpectedly insidious on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
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
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
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
May 2, 2012
The scariest film of the decade to date.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 1, 2012
Shredding while it lasts, Silent House is really just a fun campfire horror tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2012
Elizabeth Olsen, below, stars in a remake of a Uruguayan horror, whose chief distinction is that it is shot in a single continuous take.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 29, 2012
An effective exercise in misdirection rather than a strikingly original vision, and now it's a remake of an effective exercise in misdirection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 21, 2012
This isn't one of those PG-13 horror movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 30, 2012
A risky formal experiment that applies an old-fashioned William Castle/Robert Bloch story twist to the subjective-unreality themes of such recent horror thrillers as 'Dream House' and 'High Tension'...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 23, 2012
A movie whose terror can be read in every silent scream on Olsen's gorgeous face, served up in more extreme close-ups than you can count.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2012
The single-take aesthetic eliminates one of the horror genre's best (and most abused) tricks--the shock cut--but it creates a relentless vibe that more than makes up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 12, 2012
A run of the mill scary movie but Elizabeth Olsen's talent move sit up a notch
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 9, 2012
The haunted House may be a built on a shaky foundation, but its scare tactics are sound, and its gimmickry is enough to stand out in a crowded genre neighborhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 9, 2012
Sarah's gulping breaths and Olsen's keen sense of evoking a terror too great for anything but silence, create the perfect atmosphere of refined yet primal horror
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 9, 2012
The camera's unblinking eye constantly stays with Olsen, and we feel in as much danger as she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 9, 2012
It's Olsen's performance that makes Sarah's plight matter. And the actress proves that her mesmerizing turn in last fall's Martha Marcy May Marlene -- about a woman on the lam from a cult -- wasn't a fluke.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2012
Silent House feels like a psychotic episode come to life. It's impressive and oppressive, and it very effectively gets on your nerves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2012
Yet another variation of a Girl and a Dark House...
Full Review | Original Score: B
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