Silent House Synopsis
Panic turns to terror when a young woman becomes sealed inside her family's remote lake house.
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85

NPR

Silent House is smart about its scares as well as its delivery method.
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83

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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75

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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63

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...
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63

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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63

ReelViews

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...
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
This is good-for-you, arthouse-style horror. Which doesn't mean it's necessarily any good.
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50

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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40

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...
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30

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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Not every story needs a twist

By plain_jane_rotten
The concept of a single take, without the camera breaking away even once is a great idea. For the first half of the movie I was /really/ into it. It was intense, it was terrifying, it was...

1970s horror revised

By Hoffmaier
Silent House reminded me of a 1970s horror movie, which is the highest praise that I can give to a horror movie. Although the ending was pure DePalma, the first two thirds was early Wes Craven....

Not Worth Seeing

By lynnmurphy
A disappointment. Storyline is superficial. Not spooky at all, and not as suspenseful as trailer depicts. Movie starts out slow. It does begin to build up toward the middle of it. Acting was very...

Gave Me A Headache

By Installredge
This movie gave me a headache. There was so much blurred vision shaky camera filming it was actually annoying. Movie got so slow people started talking loudly in the theatre. Don't waste your money....

Pointless and lame - save your money

By kaching64
This film was so bad, my immediate thought leaving the theater was to cancel the credit card charge to Fandango for the tickets. The film was shot in that annoying handicam style similarly done with...

Silent House is Scary!

By chattymom04
I am surprised by the bad reviews, one which pretty much gives too much information (glad I didn't read any of these reviews before I went to see it!). I will say I did not care for the ending, it was...

Don't waste your money!!

By Moshey
This movie is SOOO bad. We left about half way through it. It remember me of the Blair Witch Project, the camera was moving the whoel time and gave me a headache. The acting was also bad....

HORRID movie about incest and child molestation

By donnab68
This movie is beyond bad! Horrible acting, nauseatingly shaky camera and incest/molestation between a father and a daughter? It disgusted me. Many people left the movie theater in the first 30...

Silent House

By davidjrcook
This movie, was a complete shocker from what the commercials originally gave us. It was extremely disturbing, now don't get me wrong, it was a very well done disturbing, but all the less very...

This Movie Is About Child Sexual Abuse - It is not about ghosts, demons, or anything paranormal

By lmscully
This is NOT a horror movie. This is a movie about psychosis and child sexual abuse. There are some tense moments and mild gore, but the main focus is a little girl being sexually abused. Not...

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Rated R | For Disturbing Violent Content and Terror
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Horror movie has more style (and blood) than story.
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