Silent House is smart about its scares as well as its delivery method.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A denouement more textbook than thrilling stalls some of the movie's power. But the early chills are potent, intense.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Silent House feels relentless, suffocatingly tense and almost unbearable. And that's a very good thing.
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Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
It will make you jump, to be sure, and your heart to beat a little bit faster. But what's truly scariest about it takes place not in the body, but in the mind.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
"Paranormal Activity" has been here before, of course, but Silent House springs tangy new tricks, and Olsen is a primo scream queen.
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By James Berardinelli
The bad news is that Silent House is 88 minutes long, and the final half hour represents a descent into an anticlimax that ends with a scene as dumb as it is disappointing.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
This is good-for-you, arthouse-style horror. Which doesn't mean it's necessarily any good.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This is acting that seems more freaked out, more traumatized than it ought to for a movie about an unwanted houseguest.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
The tricky camera moves that fill up Silent House make for one-half of a nerveracking horror film – before the movie's obviousness just gets on your nerves.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
A creaky haunted house that, once the big twist is revealed, makes very little sense at all.
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49 out of 100
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