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The Silence (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 10 April 2019 (USA)
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When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven.

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John R. Leonetti

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Carey Van Dyke (screenplay by), Shane Van Dyke (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Tucci ... Hugh Andrews
Kiernan Shipka ... Ally Andrews
Miranda Otto ... Kelly Andrews
Kate Trotter ... Lynn
John Corbett ... Glenn
Kyle Breitkopf ... Jude Andrews
Dempsey Bryk ... Rob
Billy MacLellan ... The Reverend
Chris Whitby ... Man with Shotgun
Barbara Gordon ... Woman with Shotgun
Zoe Doyle ... Mother (as Zoé Doyle)
Cory O'Brien Cory O'Brien ... Subway Man
Alex Hatz Alex Hatz ... Max
Gregory Waters ... Jock
Sarah Abbott ... Hushed Child
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The story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species who have evolved for millions of years in the pitch darkness of a vast underground cave system, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they're ready to emerge.

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi horror violence and terror, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Has similar elements to A Quiet Place (2018) which stars Stanley Tucci's sister-in-law Emily Blunt. However, Tim Lebbon's book, from which this film is based, was published in August 2015 and the film began shooting in September 2017, both before A Quiet Place (2018) was released. See more »

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The whole premise of the story makes no sense. It is highly probable that the vesps would eliminate all creatures on the earth since only humans would know that they have to be completely silent, so why didn't the people just set up some fishing nets with sirens in the middle to capture the creatures? See more »

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Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Worst Movies of 2019 (2019) See more »

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Predator-prey ratio
24 April 2019 | by lucketttmSee all my reviews

Basic biology would have it that in their natural environment deep underground, these voracious carnivores must have been feeding on a population of herbivores with at least ten times their biomass. I'm not sure what the underground herbivores feed on, but presumably there's a whole underground flora that gets by without photosynthesis. These herbivores must be pretty ferocious themselves, since they have forced the egg-laying bats to evolve such deadly teeth and talons. Though slower than the bat-things, eventually they too will figure out how to crawl through the same hole to the surface.

So I'm thinking sequel: "The Bleat," in which a race of killer sheep invade the eastern U.S., and every action scene begins with a terrifying "Baaaaa!" At first the desperate humans just try to kill them, for instance by tying cowbells around their necks to attract the killer bats, but eventually our heroes learn to shear them and use the wool to make bat-resistant winter garments.


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Release Date:

10 April 2019 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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$2,325,977
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