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The Silence (2019)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 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

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 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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Storyline

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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Horror | Thriller

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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Country:

Germany

Release Date:

10 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Kiernan Shipka and Miranda Otto also work together in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), although they play niece and aunt instead of daughter and mother. See more »

Goofs

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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This story came before A Quiet Place
14 April 2019 | by jfirebugSee all my reviews

A lot of people are saying this is a rip off of A Quiet Place... that is totally incorrect actually. If anything A Quiet Place and Birdbox ripped off the premise from the 2015 book The Silence by Tim Lebbon. Do some research people, there have been numerous articles that state as much.

As far as the movie... a middle of the road decent time killer, it held my interest. It could have been much more in the right hands. I thought the acting was on par with the material the actors had to work with. CGI was lax and the situations the family found themselves in could have been orchestrated to be much more complex and dramatized. This is why A Quiet Place excelled.

People try entirely too hard to figure out what's wrong with a movie rather than just enjoy it. Don't go into every movie expecting it to be the best movie ever and perhaps you won't be so disappointed. Few movies deserve a 1 or 2 rating, just as few as deserve a 9 or 10.


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