An ugly, assaultive collection of jump-scares.
Keith Staskiewicz - Entertainment Weekly
The distinction between actors and special effects shrinks ever further in the video game-turned-horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, which reduces its human players to plastic action figures in tired genre settings.
Andy Webster - New York Times
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D quickly devolves into a smorgasbord of sutured faces and blades poking the viewer in the eye.
Ethan Gilsdorf - Boston Globe
With horror altogether absent and a plot drowning in insipid convolutions, it's a film whose early warning to Heather should be heeded: "Don't go to Silent Hill."
Nick Schager - Village Voice
Once the 3-D special effects look dated, this head-scratcher of a movie could be ripe to become a camp classic. But for now, the humorless approach to this inane mess is embarrassing rather than hilarious.
Miriam Bale - New York Daily News
A cheaper, cheesier sequel that's worse than its predecessor on every level (save being a half-hour shorter) and takes no special advantage of the stereoscopic process.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Only true devotees of the game are likely to recognize many of the figures on the screen, or care about a byzantine story stitched together from innumerable horror and fantasy shows.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Demonstrates what half the budget and twice the story can do to turn a fake nightmare into a real chore.
William Goss - Film.com
Silent Hill is not a place you want to go, and that applies for moviegoers as well as this videogame adaptation's characters.
Frank Scheck - Hollywood Reporter
It's never a good sign when the trailers playing before a film have richer, more complete narratives than the feature you've paid to see.
Mark Olsen - Los Angeles Times
It manages to not only contort itself into a form that is simultaneously convoluted and stupid but it also skilfully avoids any audience engagement despite a tumultuous whirl of spectacle and noise.
The demon-haunted West Virginia town still gives the creeps... but this belated sequel proves to be only fitfully exciting and scary - mostly because the action stops every few minutes for yet another character to deliver reams of boring exposition.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
There has to be someone out there who can make a successful video-game adaptation because faith is being lost year after year and Silent Hill: Revelation does nothing for the many unwavering believers.
Ashley Norris - HeyUGuys
Just how terrible is SH3D? Well, at one point, writer-director Michael J. Bassett actually tries to scare you with a Kellogg's Frosted Pop-Tart. No kidding.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
Put this much effort into bringing your idea of Hell to the screen, film fans will start calling you Satan. And not in a good way.
I can't imagine anyone who hasn't played the video game who would give a shout-out to the 'Silent Hill' sequel.
Linda Cook - KWQC-TV (Iowa)
It's like going through a cheesy house of horrors at the local carnival. You want it to end, but not because it's scary.
Paul Chambers - Movie Chambers
( ... ) saturated with over-the-top sound effects. Did nobody realise that it's called Silent Hill?
Graham Young - Birmingham Mail
It's in too much of a rush, and tries to cram in so much plot that unless you're familiar with the game it's closely adapted from, chances are it will leave you baffled.
Jordan Farley - SFX Magazine
With Bean unable to save the unsavable, we're left with waves of hard-working special effects trying to torture Heather instead of being able to enjoy a top star on form.
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
While Silent Hill: Revelation 3D may not allay your hankering for a solid story, it'll definitely satisfy your blood-lust.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com
Can't even offer up the flashy production design that aficionados of the game liked about the Christophe Gans-directed original.
Alistair Harkness - Scotsman
I realize it's called Silent Hill for a reason, but enduring this botched (video game-based) nightmare is like sleepwalking into the world's dullest Halloween party.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
A sacrilegious adaptation of an excellent video game, Silent Hill: Revelation will infuriate gamers, and just confuse everyone else.
Shaun Munro - What Culture
"Come to Silent Hill" reads a "scary" message left for teen damsel Heather. Hell, no.
Tara Brady - Irish Times
The random, hectic storyline has little rhyme or reason, the unimaginative 3D feels like a rip-off and only Clemens seems to be taking this seriously.
Allan Hunter - Daily Express
The only solace is that there is no direct threat of a sequel.
Murray Robertson - The List
More of the same, on a cut-rate budget, without Gans's atmospheric reverie.
Brett Michel - Boston Phoenix
This mess makes no sense and plods along for 90 minutes throwing things at us that are neither scary nor contributing to the tale.
Kristian Harloff - Schmoes Know
I would rather go to Hell than sit through that movie again.
Mark Ellis - Schmoes Know
Another horror franchise that needs to be terminated.
Jackie K. Cooper - jackiekcooper.com
Part disturbing, part daft, thanks to an incredibly poor script (which makes no sense whatsoever) and some patchy performances, but the sequel's striking cinematography can't be knocked.
Jennifer Tate - ViewLondon
Incomprehensible, ridiculously humorless horror fantasy.
Susan Granger - SSG Syndicate
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is a sequel to the slightly less-mad horror film Silent Hill, both of them based on a video game. This makes it a rare triple-header of indications that this is not a film for the more mature moviegoer.
Jay Stone - National Post
Radha Mitchell visits Sean Bean in a mirror cameo. 'Do I look fat in this mirror?' Radha asked. 'I wouldn't know,' quipped Sean. 'This movie isn't reflecting well on anybody.'
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is a mixed bag of creepy and downright captivating visual set-pieces coupled with melodramatic dialogue and an overly-complicated storyline.
Ben Kendrick - ScreenRant
"Revelation" is incredibly boring as well as totally baffling.
Rafer Guzman - Newsday
It's a shame Silent Hill: Revelation suffers the same doomed fate as most modern horror movies, bumbling through a shockingly disconnected screenplay which strings together moments that could have been salvaged otherwise.
Matt Donato - We Got This Covered
Unfortunately, the writing is so weak and comes up so short that all the striking imagery amounts to practically nothing.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Common Sense Media
A hobbled-together mess, high on style and low on substance, while emotional potency clocks in two degrees above freezing.
Hollywood, this isn't good enough. Silent Hill deserves better. Audiences deserve better. Video games deserve better. And frankly, the film industry deserves better.
William Bibbiani - CraveOnline
There's a bright young director behind Silent Hill: Revelation and a very strong cast to bring the story to life, but the movie is still terrible.
Liz Braun - Jam! Movies
Set piece, set piece, exposition, set piece, boss fight, set piece, more exposition, boss fight, boss fight, open the door for another sequel, the end.
Rob Vaux - Mania.com
The good news for crummy-horror-movie fans is that there's a whole lot more fun in this one since it's dumber and shorter than the first entry.
Jeremy Wheeler - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Silent Hill Revelation 3D is an inferior sequel in every way, shape and form, a horror sequel that fails to either intrigue or scare, and one that just might have killed the franchise cold-dead.
Chris Tilly - IGN Movies UK
Let's forget the fact that the demon killed everyone in the town in the first film because obviously the filmmakers did.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
It confirms once again that with the notable exception of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a film that feels like a videogame is never a positive development.
Nathan Rabin - AV Club
"Do not go to Silent Hill!" That's one of the first lines of dialogue, but by that point you've probably already realized the magnitude of your mistake.
David Ehrlich - Boxoffice Magazine
Silent Hill: Revelation fundamentally misunderstands the appeal its source material.
Calum Marsh - Slant Magazine
Stick with the games. At least in the games you can press "skip" when confronted with nine goofball dialogue scenes in a row.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
As far as sub-literate, incomprehensible pieces of garbage are concerned, 'Silent Hill: Revelation 3D' is one of the year's best.
Jordan Hoffman - ScreenCrush
The biggest mystery about this quicky exploitation horror flick is not its father-daughter tale, which is structurally messy and ineptly helmed, but how it got such talented actors.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
It's like watching a recording of someone else playing a video game. You have no control and you have nothing invested in the characters or the outcome.
Daniel M. Kimmel - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Revelation has no personality to speak of, with a reduced budget and limited directorial vision turning the potential for an atmospheric terror picture into a television melodrama with occasional bursts of macabre happenings.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
This movie is highly stylized, beautifully rendered in spots, but a narrative mess. Fans of the game and previous movies should love this. Harington and Clemons are future stars.
Michelle Alexandria - Eclipse Magazine