The Silencing

critic Reviews

, 18% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Silencing mistakes mood for character development, leading to an undercooked mystery that fails to generate much interest.
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    Glenn KennyRogerEbert.com
    One does feel one's seen all this before.
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    Peter TraversRolling Stone
    In this stale thriller, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays a alcoholic hunter who tries to catch a serial killer of teen girls. Even in these troubled times, when we all hunger for escapism, this long journey to a lame ending hardly fills the bill.
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    John LuiThe Straits Times (Singapore)
    This movie forgets that the character stuff is the side dish, not the main course, and serves an insultingly under-prepared crime procedural.
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    Joel HarleyStarburst
    It's desperately dull and predictable - down to the boring reveal at the end. It does moody and atmospheric well, but that will only take you so far. Ultimately, it's too muted for its own good.
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    Ronak KotechaThe Times of India
    The Silencing is one of those serial killer sagas that's not so much about what it is telling you, but how it is telling you. And that's where it makes quite a killing.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    Lacks logic.
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    Josh BellCrooked Marquee
    The murder mystery is underwhelming, full of awkward misdirection and characters making idiotic decisions for the sake of plot expediency.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    There was something Karin Slaughter-ish about this film. That alone was enough to hold my interest.
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    Joe FriarThe Victoria Advocate
    A good cast and first-rate cinematography by Manuel Dacosse help, but the storyline falls flat and the film becomes a frivolous mess.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    After a promising first act, it starts to get lost in a muddy plot. [Full Review in Spanish]
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