Director: Robin Pront
Writers: Micah Ranum
Staring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis
Streaming: Amazon Prime
Release Date: January 18, 2020

The Silencing silenced most of my worries…until the ending. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, known for Game Of Thrones, is a reformed hunter who is dealing with some personal demons. His chance at self rehabilitation and closure comes when a vicious murderer of teenage girls starts hunting his prey in the middle of Rayburn’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) forest sanctuary.

Along with the the main story of catching the killer, there are some subplots that are…let’s just say not entirely necessary? Gustafson (Annebelle Wallis) is the new cop in town and her brother makes her job of being objective difficult. The entire sub-story is not engaging and makes things to complicated for its own good.

Let’s address this now.

I truly do not like it when a crime/murder movie ends with a random character being the killer. I don’t care if it makes sense in the story. When a story comes to a close with a sudden new character introduction going “Oh look at this fella”, it takes me out of the movie.

  • The Silencing was really a “B” movie for me till the final 20 minutes.
  • It was nice to see Zahn McClarnon on the screen. He plays Blackhawk in The Silencing and I had just seen him as Crow Daddy in Doctor Sleep (2019). He was also in Bone Tomahawk (2015) which is a massive mind-meld if you ever have your stomach twisted.
  • There is something to the setting of being isolated in the woods. I think it’s a personal preference that those movies stick with me more than others. The landscape is appealing and scary all at once.

Stanko Rating: C+ (2.5/5 Stars)


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