Metacritic Movie Ratings
Silent Hill Reviews



out of 100

Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    It packs in a few scary moments and offers a nicely ambiguous conclusion. In Silent Hill, atmosphere trumps storyline.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    Although I did not understand the story, I would have appreciated a great deal less explanation. All through the movie, characters are pausing in order to offer arcane back-stories and historical perspectives and metaphysical insights and occult orientations. They talk and talk and somehow their words do not light up any synapses in my brain.

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  • 33

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    A few of the images are startling, but as Radha Mitchell (a good actress) wanders through a ghost town, searching for her lost daughter as though she was touring an abandoned movie set, Silent Hill is mostly paralyzing in its vagueness.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterRay Bennett

    Witless, soulless and joyless, it displays its video game origins throughout.

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