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The Silence Review

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  • 4.0

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  • 100

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    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The Silence is an exemplary German-language thriller, a complex and disturbing examination of guilt, violence and psychological torment that chills us to the core not once but two times over.

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  • 70

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    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    [Mr. Odar] allows the story to unfold at a deliberate pace, emphasizing the psychological nuances of the mystery rather than its procedural details, and using graceful wide-screen compositions and haunting sound design to create a compelling mood of menace, anxiety and sorrow.

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  • 80

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    Village Voice

    Making his feature debut, Swiss-born writer/director Baran bo Odar has turned Jan Costin Wagner’s 2007 novel The Silence into a taut, beautifully acted thriller.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times

    What's exceptional about The Silence is its style.

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