The Silent House
The Silent House (2011)

Laura and her father Wilson settle down in an old farmhouse to make some repairs and update it prior to its sale. But after they spend the night there, things start to get strange. Laura hears a sound that gets louder and louder on the… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 13, 2011
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71%
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37%


Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
William Goss
Film.com

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.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

A quick, fluid, scary tale that makes up for in quiet chills what it lacks in slam-bang craziness.

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Anthony Quinn
Independent

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.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Cranks up the tension with fluid, choreographed camera moves and unnerving off-screen sounds.

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Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

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.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

has found a way not only to suggest a gimmick successfully carried through, but also to weave that gimmick into a richer thematic tapestry.

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Anton Bitel
Sight and Sound

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

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Mar Diestro-Dópido
Sight and Sound

A remarkable exercise in atmosphere and suspense.

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com

The stylistic angle comes off as a gimmick used to occupy the viewers' attention and keep them from stopping to think about how flimsy the script is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Graham Willis
Brilliantly filmed and edited, with one or two decent scares. But the weak script lets it down, meaning that watching this film is a largely dull experience.
Luke Baldock
The Silent House gives the illusion that is was filmed in one take. I highly doubt this, as there are a lot of suspicious panning across solid black objects.… More
Carlos Magalhães
Very well filmed as one single long take, it impresses for the elegance and technique employed, but the script is just awful, with stupid characters,… More
Ryan Marshall
** out of **** The definition of "horror" states that - in the context of cinema - for a film to qualify as a successful entry into this genre, it… More
Lewis C.
The Silent House was a movie of highs and lows for me. Parts of it were suspenseful and terrifying, while other parts were outright boring. And the overall plot… More
Christopher Haskell
Questionable and not frightening in the least bit, "The Silent House" and director Gustavo Hernandez drop the ball with this lacking, wannabe… More