The Silencing (2020) Movie Review

The Silencing is a tense mystery filled thriller

Director: Robin Pront

Writer: Micah Ranum (Screenplay)

Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis, Zahn McClarnon, Hero Fiennes Tiffin

Plot: A reformed hunter living in isolation on a wildlife sanctuary becomes involved in a deadly game of cat and mouse when he and the local Sheriff set out to track a vicious killer who may have kidnapped his daughter years ago.

Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: The Silencing starts as a reformed hunter Rayburn (Coster-Waldau) looks to protect a wildlife reserve in memory of his lost daughter. He spends each day of his life searching for. When he discovers a mysterious hunter tracking down a woman on the reserve, he looks to rescue them.

The cat-n-mouse game take a different turn when the mystery about the hunter is put in his path. As the local sheriff Gustafson (Wallis) is looking for answers about another murder in the local woodland.

Thoughts on The Silencing

The Silencing is an action thriller that will see two sides needing to come together to put aside their differences. A reformed hunter searching for answers about his daughter and a sheriff looking to protect her abuse victim brother. As a killer is hunting their victims in the wood for their own twisted pleasure.

This is a thriller that will keep us guessing, as well as having plenty of twists and turns along the way. It might not reinvent the wheel for how everything unfolds. It will try its best to use the themes of grief and abuse to drive character motivations with the determination for answers.

The performances in the film are strong with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Annabelle Wallis in the leading two roles needing to bring the most to the table. We do fall into the sad pattern of jurisdictions when it comes to who wants to handle the case. Instead of just working together to get the bottom of the murders. Which is fast becoming one of the most annoying parts of any movie.

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