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The Silencing (2020)

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A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.


Robin Pront


Micah Ranum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Rayburn
Caleb Ellsworth-Clark Caleb Ellsworth-Clark ... Taller Brother
Josh Cruddas ... Shorter Brother
Annabelle Wallis ... Gustafson
Zahn McClarnon ... Blackhawk
Hero Fiennes Tiffin ... Brooks
Lisa Cromarty ... Mrs. Berg
Leland Assinewai Leland Assinewai ... Boy
Kayla Dumont ... Jane Doe (as Kayla Dumonts)
Shaun Smyth ... Dr. Boone
Jason Jazrawy ... Deputy Hansen
Brielle Robillard ... Gwen
Melanie Scrofano ... Debbie
Charlotte Lindsay Marron ... Molly
Patrick Garrow ... Jim Needles


A reformed hunter now living secluded in a wildlife sanctuary after the disappearance of his teen daughter years ago saves a young girl from being killed by a serial killer but get caught in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. His path crosses with the town's sheriff who also seem to bring the serial killer to justice after the discovery of a dead body of a teen girl. Written by Fella_shibby@yahoo.com

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It takes a hunter to catch a killer.


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some disturbing images, and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Director Anders Engstom was replaced by Robin Pront. See more »


The posters all advertise Gwen as being 14, yet the plot says 5 years have elapsed since she disappeared. See more »


Rayburn: Why my daughter
Dr. Boone: I was a good father... and You Were A Drunk... she would've grown up to be a fuck up like you... I only to the ones no one would miss
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Deuces Are Wild
Performed by Howell-Freundlich Overdrive
Written by Jeff Freundlich (as Jeffrey A. Freundlich) and Jack Howell
Courtesy of Wild Whirled Music
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An effectively straight forward revenge thriller, that plays out like a northern wilderness feature film version of True Detective.
19 July 2020 | by tresm87See all my reviews

You can definitely tell the writer and the director were heavily influenced from the True detective series for this particular film which is a good thing imo. The visual style, thematics, and plotting aspects are executed in similar fashion as the show. The overall story is relatively run of the mill as far as the murder mystery, and seeking revenge in tracking down the killer. Still it stays interesting enough and never gets too stale with enough intensity and suspense to keep attention. The actors are all decent and keep a level of intrigue throughout. Also some very well done cinematography and fantastic scenery/settings. There are some moments that seem a tad cliché like a big reveal towards the end, but overall it does what it needs to as a basic thriller.

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Release Date:

18 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


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Opening Weekend USA:

$53,205, 16 August 2020

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