Silent Night

critic Reviews

, 67% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    One cozy holiday unravels into something far more horrifying and unexpected. When the comedy seems to spin its wheels and stall, Griffin sucker punches her audience the moment she pulls back the curtain, recontextualizing everything that came before.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Neither funny nor haunting enough to become a holiday staple.
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    Christian BlauveltindieWire
    If "Silent Night" ultimately aces its peculiar tone, it struggles with having anything to say.
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    Lovia GyarkyeHollywood Reporter
    This shaky apocalyptic film doesn't land at times, but its gripping final act, a handful of standout performances and attempts at commentary about class and climate change will probably keep most audiences engaged.
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    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap
    Wickedly weaves together holiday-movie and end-of-the-world-movie tropes, but once the shock of that juxtaposition wears off, we're left with a slightly underboiled pudding, despite a sharp ensemble's most valiant efforts.
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    Brandon JudellBrandon Judell (Medium)
    Run, don't walk to catch Camille Griffin's tragi-comic Christmas dinner feast, Silent Night, with Jojo Rabbit's Roman Griffin Davis before the world ends. The youngster offers up one of the best performances of the year.
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    Louisa MooreScreen Zealots
    Plays like a mumblecore project that lacks material, pushing tiresome themes about class and societal advantages. Even the intended surprises are forced and expected, which leads to more disappointment.
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    Lindsay TravesPajiba
    It's her first feature, having previously created shorts, and it's impressive how much she's able to pull from this simple premise.
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    Rosa ParraLatinx Lens
    Roman Griffin Davis gives another standout performance. A dark humor approach to a family gathering during one of the happiest times of the year.
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    Siddhant AdlakhaIGN Movies
    With a stunningly honest performance from the director's son -- Jojo Rabbit star Roman Griffin Davis -- Silent Night balances the eccentricities of a Christmas get-together with nihilistic acceptance of certain doom.
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