Silent Fall
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In this murder mystery, Jake Rainer has withdrawn from the world. Formerly a renowned psychiatrist, Ranier's career was ruined by a terrible incident. Ranier is drawn from his seclusion following a brutal double-murder involving an autistic boy. Will Rainer be able to bond with the boy and solve the murder?

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Poorly scripted by Akiva Goldsman, this murder mystery (helmed by Bruce Beresford) represents an awkward synthesis of autism and family abuse as social problems, failing to deliver suspense or excitement on any level."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"It's the kind of picture that results when a film maker loses sight of the fact that a portion of his audience might actually think while watching a movie."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Beresford has drawn amazing performances from Ben Faulkner as the boy and ravishing ex-model Liv Tyler as his distraught sister."
‑ Stephen Farber, Movieline
"Beresford draws the best from a fine cast. Only when he tries to up the thrill quotient near the end are the contrivances of Akiva Goldsman's debut script revealed, like cracks in the smooth surface of a frozen lake."
‑ , Time Out
"Silent Fall, a dramatically repressed psychodrama, could be sued for creative malpractice."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The mystery keeps the viewer riveted to the screen."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"So predictable that you would almost swear you'd seen it before."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"A tense and terrific thriller. Tyler is a standout."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The film relies too heavily on gimmicks ... And the mystery plotting and dialogue are weak at best."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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