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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.

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Robin Pront

Writer:

Micah Ranum
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Cast

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

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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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

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Trivia

The spear-launching tool used In the movie is called an "Atlatl". Spear-throwers appear very early in human history in several parts of the world, and have survived in use in traditional societies until the present day, as well as being revived in recent years for sporting purposes. In the United States the Nahuatl word atlatl is often used for revived uses of spear-throwers. Australian aborigines called their spear throwing tool a Woomera. It is still used by traditional owners in rural areas of Australia, and was in common use by first people throughout the country only 230 years ago. See more »

Goofs

They claim the body is found by Buck Lake. Buck Lake is just 15 miles or so north of Nashwauk, MN, isn't that close to the Boundary waters, has houses all around it, and no river/rapids that flow into it. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Boone: You're going to let me die like some animal?
Rayburn: No. I would never leave an animal suffering.
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A well acted and twisty thriller movie well worth your time
25 July 2020 | by jtindahouseSee all my reviews

'The Silencing' had all the things I love in a film. It had unexpected moments sprinkled throughout, a lead character I liked and wanted to be alright in the end, a whodunnit element and some twists. What more could you ask for from a thriller? This was the type of movie that was coming out every week back in the 90s, and they were all great, yet these days you're lucky if you get one every couple of months and they're not usually as good as they used to be. So when I come across one as well done as this film was it is a rare treat.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from 'Game of Thrones' plays the lead role, and he was a remarkably good lead-man. Not only is he naturally likeable but he is also very easy to sympathise with. His character has had something awful happen to him and so he has become an alcohol and can be quite unpleasant to his ex-wife's husband for example. Sometimes these characters can be very hard to get onboard with if they're played by the wrong actor, but in this case I was happy to look past his flaws and get on-side with him.

As mentioned earlier I really like a good whodunnit. They're incredibly out of fashion these days unfortunately, but 'The Silencing' is a great reminder of how well they can work in cinema. I really enjoyed this movie and would highly recommend people give it a watch.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,205, 16 August 2020

Gross USA:

$100,746

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$141,479
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2.39:1
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