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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.


John R. Leonetti


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


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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The author Tim Lebbon plays a corpse in the pharmacy scene. He is seen behind a desk as Stanley Tucci searches for drugs. See more »


At 1:09:09, Hugh (Stanley Tucci) writes in the journal, "Leave us alone please." At 1:09:33, the note now reads, "Please leave us alone." (It returns to the original text at 1:09:40.) See more »


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Naive and frustrating ending
10 April 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

I enjoyed the acting (especially Stanley Tucci and Miranda Otto but the whole cast is worthy of interest), the photography, the general atmosphere, but I moderately appreciated the last third of the movie. Although the post-apocalyptic atmosphere consecutively to the invasion of huge bats as blind as voracious is rather successful, the atmosphere changes after the meeting with the reverend. This is definitely a key milestone: the movie becomes then surrealistic and almost laughable. This was naively developed: the group formed around the reverend depreciates the film by polluting it.

My rating before the meeting with the reverend: 6 of 10. And after: 4/5 of 10. Frustrating!

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