It’s impossible not to compare The Silence to A Quiet Place (or Perhaps to another Netflix Movie, Bird Box). Coming out nearly a year to the day following John Krasinski’s widely praised and exceptionally popular horror-thriller, Netflix’s newest boasts a startlingly similar assumption: A household that includes a deaf kid struggles to endure once America is overrun by ravenous creatures who hunt by sound. As The Silence is based it would be unfair to call it a rip-off. But at each turn, The Silence suffers from contrast contemplating that the masterful suspense, powerful performances, and thoughtful visuals of the movie.

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