Silent Hill

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  • Summary: The eerie and deserted town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose (Mitchell) flees with her child, heading for theThe eerie and deserted town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose (Mitchell) flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers -- and ignoring the protests of her husband. (Sony Pictures) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 20
  2. Negative: 10 out of 20
  1. 63
    It packs in a few scary moments and offers a nicely ambiguous conclusion. In Silent Hill, atmosphere trumps storyline.
  2. 50
    Silent Hill's main attraction, for genre fans, certainly, lies not in its plot nor in its characters (you could place anyone in this particular township and whatever might happen, you could be sure it'd be unnerving), but in its relentlessly nightmarish imagery.
  3. Runs out of story a good half hour before it runs out of spooky images, but it comes to a quietly chilling conclusion far more haunting than any bloody mayhem.
  4. 38
    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.
  5. 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.
  6. The worst kind of horror movie: trash that takes itself seriously.
  7. Silent Hill has plenty of bad acting, bad dialogue and a confusing plot -- all of which become exponentially more painful when the movie goes on forever.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 43 out of 291
  1. GonzaloP.
    Sep 25, 2006
    10
    Rate this movie is easy. The movie was made for ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD that played Silent Hill in the glorious Playstation. The first Rate this movie is easy. The movie was made for ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD that played Silent Hill in the glorious Playstation. The first Silent Hill is just a master piece. If you played Silent hill 2, 3 or The Room, it's not the same... if you never played any game of silent hill, even worst... I saw this movie with a smile and tears in my eyes because it was everything that I imagined when I finished Silent Hill several years ago... ALL is just perfect; I read that some Critics and User reviews said that the movie has no reality that it's too fantastic... Those who said that didn't understand the idea of the movie, that it's just the same of the game. The story has to be twisted, unreal, and for those who said that "It's a bad horror movie"... you're wrong from the beginning... The best of silent hill is that is not a horror movie, it may appeared but it isn't, it's not a suspense film, it' may have some points but... it isn't, the best of silent hill it's that to "mark" this film in some genre, we need to install a new genre, because silent hill is unique... play the first video game then watch the movie again, This movie doesn't care critics of those who don't played the game, It's just a tribute for the game and those who enjoy it!!! Resident Evil film doesn Expand
  2. AlistairD.
    Apr 21, 2006
    10
    Speaking as a massive fan of the games. Awsome. Some people might not like this as there isn't much in the way of definitive plot and it Speaking as a massive fan of the games. Awsome. Some people might not like this as there isn't much in the way of definitive plot and it is uncomprimisingly loud. Expand
  3. ThomC.
    May 19, 2006
    10
    I'm a fan of this video game and this mivie was almost perfect. Not a no-brainer but an intelligent and with unusual characters and I'm a fan of this video game and this mivie was almost perfect. Not a no-brainer but an intelligent and with unusual characters and athmosfera. It was great! Expand
  4. GaryM.
    Apr 21, 2006
    8
    Not a great movie, but it is the best videogame to movie adapation I have ever seen. Deserves to be seen, nonetheless. i know that Ebert does Not a great movie, but it is the best videogame to movie adapation I have ever seen. Deserves to be seen, nonetheless. i know that Ebert does not play videogames, but I still understood what the movie is about. Ebert, if you want to know, e-mail me. Expand
  5. sydneyo
    Aug 5, 2008
    8
    Nicely done on the special effects. the movie is well scripted to make it have a dark feeling to it. silent hill is a great horror/suspense film.
  6. Oct 2, 2012
    6
    Silent Hill is a decent but average video game-adapted movie. I'm not a fan of the Silent Hill game series, feels too much the same asSilent Hill is a decent but average video game-adapted movie. I'm not a fan of the Silent Hill game series, feels too much the same as Resident Evil did. But the movie was good although the story seems a bit awkward and the monsters look creepy to me. I wonder if there are more zombies in the sequel which is coming out on Oct. 26, 2012. I think it's near halfway through the best video game movie ever. Expand
  7. RoyR.
    Apr 23, 2006
    0
    Some good visuals/sound brought this piece of crap up from negative to a zero rating!

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