The Silence

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The Silence has nothing new to say with a derivative premise and placid pacing -- even a wasted Stanley Tucci is unable to elevate the stodgy material a decibel above dreadful.



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When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally's heightened senses.


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  • The estimable trio at the heart of the cast goes close to carrying the whole thing over the line, but it never feels as taut or kinetic as it needs to be.

    May 3, 2019 | Full Review…
  • There may come a time when the Netflix algorithm grows sophisticated enough to cut out the middle man and write its own scripts, but until that day arrives, niche-targeted dreck like "The Silence" will have to suffice.

    Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Even the always-welcome Stanley Tucci can't add any flair to a movie that feels so much like a relative of John Krasinski's 2018 smash hit.

    Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This is the most insidious type of knockoff: the one that sincerely expects you to believe that it's the real thing. Leave it to Netflix to take the fun out of incompetence.

    Apr 10, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Filmmaker John R. Leonetti delivers a blisteringly-paced opening stretch that effectively establishes the cataclysmic scenario...

    Sep 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The Silence feels like a cheap rip-off of better products.

    Sep 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/10 | Full Review…

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