Silo

critic Reviews

, 65% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    The plot in "Silo" ultimately proves too thin, with not enough fleshing out of either the shared history of the characters or the particulars of the extraction.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    The shooting is picturesque, the acting overbaked.
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    Richard WhittakerAustin Chronicle
    Sumptuously filmed by Hunter Baker, it's a testament to simple but effective filmmaking.
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    Ben KenigsbergNew York Times
    If Burnette's formal instincts are suboptimal - the pervasive backlighting and underlighting keep much of the action in shadow - his dramatic instincts are worse.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    A farm, a silo filled with grain, a teenage worker, an accident - I'm hooked.
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    Grady BoldingCultured Vultures
    Thankfully, even with its faults, Burnette succeeds in delivering a film that makes us think about the perils farmers endure every day so that we may eat. A lot of thought went into it, and it deserves credit for this, despite its shortcomings.
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    Philip MartinArkansas Democrat-Gazette
    Silo" is a wonderful example of regional filmmaking, the sort of small, handmade film that seemed everywhere in the early 1990s.
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    Jennie KermodeEye for Film
    Silo struggles more than it ought to to hold viewer attention, but there's a lot of good work here if you care to look, and an additional layer of horror lurks behind it all.
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    Brian ShaerFilm Threat
    Soon enough, this small, unassuming film reveals its true nature as one of the scariest movies I've seen in a long time.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Although the suspense wavers, the film is most successful as an appreciation of unheralded American farmers through authentic characters and relatable dynamics.
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