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The Silent House Reviews

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June 20, 2013
If this one-shot approaches imposes a strict unity of time and place on Hernandez's film, nonetheless the story will prove to be no more straight than the house is silent
September 5, 2011
A quick, fluid, scary tale that makes up for in quiet chills what it lacks in slam-bang craziness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 25, 2011
The catch of this Uruguayan horror film is its structure, one continuous shot that takes us through a perplexing tale of disturbance, murder and madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 25, 2011
A remarkable exercise in atmosphere and suspense.
May 24, 2011
has found a way not only to suggest a gimmick successfully carried through, but also to weave that gimmick into a richer thematic tapestry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2011
Ambition can definitely detract from a project's bigger picture. The Silent House actually thrives on is aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 9, 2011
Reminiscent of the breathless right-behind-you tension of Ils (Them), full of playful reveals and made all the eerier by Hernán González's classically ominous score.
May 5, 2011
...a passable cinematic experiment that does reward the viewer's patience on a relatively consistent basis.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 12, 2011
The image of its heroine standing in silhouette in a doorway, unsure of whether to cross over, is quite simply the most iconic horror image of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2011
The chief wonder of this horror, directed by Gustavo Hernández, is that it was filmed with a digital camera in one single shot.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2011
If you are a fan of atmosphere-led, low-budget horror in the vein of Paranormal Activity then this is a worthy watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2011
Gustavo Hernández's one-take Uruguayan horror is daring and technically well-executed, but its plot clichés creak like old floorboards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2011
There's no doubt about it: this is a smart, scary film and a technical tour de force with its own skin-crawling atmosphere of fear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 7, 2011
A flawed but fascinating experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 6, 2011
It's essentially an art film, so don't go expecting Paranormal Activity.
April 6, 2011
Cranks up the tension with fluid, choreographed camera moves and unnerving off-screen sounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
A short, sharp shock of innovative Latin horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2011
Até consegue criar um ou outro momento memorável, mas, de modo geral, é tristemente medíocre, jamais fazendo jus ao preciosismo técnico com que foi concebido.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2011
The whole film is one gigantic trick, a piece of celluloid slight of hand that infuriatingly doesn't hold water.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 25, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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