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Based on the best-selling horror action game, Silent Hill stars Radha Mitchell (Man on Fire) as Rose, a desperate mother who takes her adopted daughter, Sharon, to the town of Silent Hill in an attempt to cure her of her ailment. After a violent car crash, Sharon disappears and Rose begins her desperate search to get her back. She descends into a fog of smoldering ash and into the center of the twisted reality of a town's terrible secret. Pursued by grotesquely deformed creatures and a townspeople stuck in permanent purgatory, Rose begins to uncover the truth behind the apocalyptic disaster that burned the town 30 years back. Dare to step inside the horrific town of Silent Hill, where darkness preys on every soul and Hell's creations await around every corner. But know that once you enter... there is no turning back.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 90
- Fresh: 26
- Rotten: 64
- Average Rating: 4.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Structured around a series of blackouts and gross-outs, Silent Hill is one long free fall through icky surrealism and underlighted nightmares.
Rotten: Silent Hill is mostly paralyzing in its vagueness.
Rotten: Stuffed with cheap effects and devoid of tension, this French-Japanese-U.S. co-production contributes exactly zilch to the rich film history of those three nations.
Rotten: The makers of the movie you're slogging through will spare no expense to demonstrate how much they hate us.
Great Movie! but read the following:
For the people that do not know: Silent Hill is a game series for playstation and xbox. So if you play those games and you enjoy them, especially for the creepy, and mysterious feeling, the twisted monsters (bubble headed nurses, pyramid head etc.), and the thoughts of an abandoned town....you will love this movie. You CAN enjoy it even without playing the games, but you probably will have to like the previous three things that I mentioned before. Get the picture?
Most disturbing film in recent years
I don't normally write reviews for movies, but had to write about Silent Hill. I'm a big horror buff, and have watched hundreds of horror films over the years, and Silent Hill ranks way up there with my other favorites. No, I never played the video game, but it doesn't matter. From start to finish this movie is very distrubing, and that is what gives it its creepiness and chills. It has its moments of gore, but they're not gratuitous and they fit within the purpose of the story. The music, ambiance, background, and monsters/characters make this a unique horror flick. Certain parts of the film were outright scary... and I don't scare easily.
Pyramid Head on the big screen
Though it contains major story changes and does not deliver all the scares of the original game, it is still one of the only video game movies that truly captures the atmosphere of the horror series and is a very enjoyable movie.
- Genre: Horror
- Released: 2006
- © 2006 Silent Hill DCP Inc. and Davis Films Production S.A.S. All Rights Reserved.