Netflix’s The Silence Review

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It’s impossible not to compare The Silence to A Quiet Place (or even to another Netflix film, Bird Box). Coming out nearly a year to the day after John Krasinski’s widely praised and wildly popular horror-thriller, Netflix’s latest boasts a startlingly similar premise: A family that includes a deaf daughter struggles to survive once America is overrun by ravenous monsters who hunt by sound. It’d be unfair to call it a rip-off, as The Silence is based on a Tim Lebbon novel that predates A Quiet Place. But considering the masterful suspense, strong performances, and thoughtful visuals of that film, The Silence suffers by comparison at every turn.

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