Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 9, 2012
    38
    Demonstrating the limits of being too clever in a genre movie, the art-house chiller Silent House lets the tenseness of its first act trickle away.
  2. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Mar 2, 2012
    30
    A creaky haunted house that, once the big twist is revealed, makes very little sense at all.
  3. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Mar 10, 2012
    25
    "The silence will kill you!" warn the posters for Silent House. That's only if the boredom doesn't get you first, though.
  4. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Mar 4, 2012
    25
    Silent House dies a sudden and egregious death when the amateur players in Olsen's company, Adam Trese and Eric Sheffer Stevens, as her character Sarah's father and uncle, respectively, open their traps.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    7
    I'll be honest I was pretty surprised with how much I liked this movie. I wasn't even going to see it because I thought it was the usual home invasion movie with the main character killing the intruder at the end of the film. I usually go see a movie on Tuesday and one on Friday when there are multiple movies coming out that I want to see. Well I thought The Raven came out today and that it what I was originally going to see today and come to find out it doesn't come out until next month. So anyways it was down to this and John Carter. I picked Silent House and wasn't let down. I think the darkness of the house kept the suspense up all movie. Elizabeth Olsen did a great job and it doesn't hurt that she is nice to look at. Full Review »
  2. Mar 12, 2012
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Ugh! I get so tired of these movies that look frightening as hell in the trailer, with a great young actress like Elizabeth Olsen, and they turn out to be (1) boring and (2) completely B.S. (Incidentally, I was more freaked out by the usher in my theater who grabbed my shoulder asking me to take my feet of the seat in front of my than by anything in the movie). I"d love a return to "intruder" movies that involve a protagonist and an actual "bad guy", rather than realizing half way through the movie that the protagonist IS the bad guy and that she's so cracked from early-life abuse that she's actually wreaked all the havoc thus far in the movie. Oh yeah, it's a "psychological thriller", Marc. Blah! Don't buy it. Not scary, not good. I'll give it three points because Elizabeth Olsen is truly a great young actress. But the disappearing girl on the road, the toilet bleeding from the bathroom ceiling, the blood spreading on the bed - all crap. Rent a better horror movie. Don't waste your time with this sucker. Full Review »
  3. kwk
    Mar 21, 2012
    9
    This is well done smart little film. The acting is terrific as it takes you into a world of sheer terror. You cannot get away from the any scene as the single shot concept creates an atmosphere that make it impossible to look away or catch your breath. Full Review »