Reminiscent of the breathless right-behind-you tension of Ils (Them), full of playful reveals and made all the eerier by Hernan Gonzalez's classically ominous score.
William Goss — Film.com
If this one-shot approaches imposes a strict unity of time and place on Hernandez's film, nonetheless the story will prove to be no more straight than the house is silent
Anton Bitel — Sight and Sound
(The Silent House movie review at Sight and Sound)
— Sight and Sound
A quick, fluid, scary tale that makes up for in quiet chills what it lacks in slam-bang craziness.
Scott Weinberg — FEARnet
Ate consegue criar um ou outro momento memoravel, mas, de modo geral, e tristemente mediocre, jamais fazendo jus ao preciosismo tecnico com que foi concebido.
Pablo Villaca — Cinema em Cena
(The Silent House movie review at Film School Rejects)
Rob Hunter — Film School Rejects
A remarkable exercise in atmosphere and suspense.
Mar Diestro-Dopido — Sight and Sound
The catch of this Uruguayan horror film is its structure, one continuous shot that takes us through a perplexing tale of disturbance, murder and madness.
Anthony Quinn — Independent
has found a way not only to suggest a gimmick successfully carried through, but also to weave that gimmick into a richer thematic tapestry.
Walter Chaw — Film Freak Central
The stylistic angle comes off as a gimmick used to occupy the viewers' attention and keep them from stopping to think about how flimsy the script is.
Ambition can definitely detract from a project's bigger picture. The Silent House actually thrives on is aspirations.
Bill Gibron — PopMatters
...a passable cinematic experiment that does reward the viewer's patience on a relatively consistent basis.
David Nusair — Reel Film Reviews
The image of its heroine standing in silhouette in a doorway, unsure of whether to cross over, is quite simply the most iconic horror image of the year.
Sam Bathe — Fan The Fire
Hernandez certainly deserves kudos for making such a good-looking film for no money, but budget limitations are no excuse for sloppy, nonsensical writing.
Alistair Harkness — Scotsman
[An] occasionally jolting but largely unconvincing Uruguayan horror flick...
The chief wonder of this horror, directed by Gustavo Hernandez, is that it was filmed with a digital camera in one single shot.
Derek Malcolm — This is London
If you are a fan of atmosphere-led, low-budget horror in the vein of Paranormal Activity then this is a worthy watch.
Henry Fitzherbert — Daily Express
Gustavo Hernandez's one-take Uruguayan horror is daring and technically well-executed, but its plot cliches creak like old floorboards.
Kevin Harley — Total Film
There's no doubt about it: this is a smart, scary film and a technical tour de force with its own skin-crawling atmosphere of fear.
A flawed but fascinating experiment.
Matt Glasby — Little White Lies
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