Don't Say a Word
Don't Say a Word (2001)

This psychological thriller from screenwriter Patrick Smith Kelly reunites him with his A Perfect Murder (1998) star Michael Douglas. Dr. Nathan Conrad (Douglas) is a respected adolescent therapist faced with a nightmarish scenario when his… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Don't Say A Word is slick and competently made, but the movie is routine and stretches believability with many eye rolling moments.

Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly

Fleder can only fling the camera about and indulge in some familiar screen sadism ... as he tries to squeeze a few thrills from material as desiccated as his leading man.

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Paul Clinton (

A well-crafted thriller that breaks no new ground but is an exciting diversion with plausible twists of logic and an exciting climax.

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Pat Stacey
The Herald (Ireland)

Don't Say a Word is mediocre, shrink-wrapped Hollywood pap.

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James Berardinelli

In the place of consistent psychological tension, we are saddled with shoot-outs, chases, and fight scenes.

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David Edelstein

A big, noisy mess, with a howler at its center.

Emanuel Levy

As generic as the title suggests, this routine psychological thriller about a yuppie shrink whose daughter is kidnapped can't be saved by Michael Douglas's screen presence.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

As an odyssey of paternal qualm, Fleder's forgettable thriller has a convincing edge, and Douglas remains unchallenged as Hollywood's most tremulous and disquieting dad-under-pressure.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

It's a Hollywood movie, not a good movie.

Brian Mckay

This could have been a pretty tight little thriller if it weren't for the gaping, bleeding plot bulletholes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
Renowned psychiatrist Nathan Conrad visits an 18 year old woman who is mentally disturbed with his colleague Dr Sachs. The next morning he awakes to find his… More
Cherry Darling
"i'll never telll"
Candy Rose
Excellent thriller about a kidnapped girl and how Michael Douglas a psychiatrist gets information from Brittany Murphy a tramatized patient to solve the case.
Dean King
A pretty good thriller with a good story.
Lady D'arbanville
A fantastic performance by Brittany Murphy makes this story so great. My favourite performance of hers to date. Original story, covering a heist, a mental… More
Michael Gildea
I'm going to punish my kids with this movie when they get older.