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The Silence Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 30, 2011
It's an unsatisfactory film that makes one interested in reading Jan Costin Wagner's source novel.
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
December 23, 2011
Brilliantly filmed, the cinematography is worth the admission alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
December 21, 2011
It builds to a tense and dramatic finale, but it takes far too long to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Lee Griffiths
Little White Lies
October 28, 2011
A smart and emotionally-driven crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Trevor Johnston
Radio Times
October 27, 2011
Occasional lapses in credibility notwithstanding, it's still tense and unsettling fare that treads delicately through difficult territory that involves the abuse of children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
October 28, 2011
It's a wholly absorbing and surprisingly nuanced piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
October 28, 2011
The Silence is one of the most excruciating, paranoia-inducing films you'll see all year. Spread the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip Kemp
Total Film
October 31, 2011
What could have been just another serial-killer whodunit becomes a complex study of grief, obsession and the persistence of guilt.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
October 27, 2011
Terrifically acted by an ensemble cast, this film twists its knife relentlessly in the wound.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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