Mute Witness
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A mute American working on a low-budget movie runs afoul of the Russian mafia in this internationally produced thriller. Billy (Marina Zudina), a special-effects makeup artist who is unable to speak, is in Moscow working on a cheapie slasher flick directed by Andy (Evan Richards), her sister's boyfriend. Late one night, Billy returns to the set to pick up some equipment and stumbles on what appears to be the filming of an actual snuff film. Watching, unseen, as an "actress" (Olga Tolstetskaya) is bludgeoned to death before her very eyes, Billy flees the set, pursued by the snuff… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Waller's witty, well-crafted yet unpretentious thriller--about American youths who make a movie in Moscow and get involved with the underworld--is a seductive piece of filmmaking that should keep viewers hyperventilating to the last reel."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"A Sam Raimi wannabe that doesn't always strike the right balance of humor to thrills, but comes close"
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Great suspense thriller."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Gets off to a great, scary start, but then turns silly and comical, breaking the film's tone of dread."
‑ Blake Davis, KFOR Channel 4 News
"Once you see it, you'll have an enthusiastic new response when people ask you "Hmm, what's a good horror movie I've never seen?""
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"a fair first effort"
‑ Christopher Null,
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