Silent House
Silent House (2012)

From the directors of the hit film Open Water, Silent House is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 9, 2012
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Silent House is more technically proficient and ambitious than most fright-fests, but it also suffers from a disappointing payoff.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

Filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau ('Open Water') should have plugged the original's plot holes and straightened out its logic.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Silent House feels like a psychotic episode come to life. It's impressive and oppressive, and it very effectively gets on your nerves.

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Richard Haridy

As a technical experiment in real time cinema, Silent House is fascinating, but it fails as both an interesting story and a visceral experience.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

The camera's unblinking eye constantly stays with Olsen, and we feel in as much danger as she is.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

[Olsen is] terrific at showing shifts of emotion just underneath the skin of her wide, china-doll face.

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Christian Law
We Got This Covered

Although it has plenty of atmosphere and tense moments, Silent House is ultimately lacking in every other department.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

It's Olsen's performance that makes Sarah's plight matter. And the actress proves that her mesmerizing turn in last fall's Martha Marcy May Marlene -- about a woman on the lam from a cult -- wasn't a fluke.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Paranormal Activity has been here before, of course, but Silent House springs tangy new tricks, and Olsen is a primo scream queen.

Ben Kendrick

Moviegoers looking for a unique horror-thriller experience, who find the "real time" premise intriguing, are likely to enjoy Silent House in spite of its flaws.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Elizabeth Olson is one of those very likeable young actresses who got her career started in the independent world of film, and is now working her way to the big… More
Dean King
Quite a strange be honest though it might have sounded good on paper and the twists and finale probably sounded interesting enough. The main problem… More
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two stars
Bruce Bruce
Pretty crappy acting by all. 2 stars
Melvin White
"Experience 88 Minutes Of Real Fear Captured In Real Time" This is just one of those films that I can't really gather my thoughts on. One one… More
Mark Hobin
Silent House is an uninteresting haunted house tale with a trashy ending that leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. The production does have the distinction… More