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The Silence

2009

R CC
3.6 out of 5 stars (7) IMDb 6.2/10

A former police detective working as a curator becomes obsessed with a victim in one of the crime scene photographs in his exhibition from the 1960's. As he delves into the mystery, he must confront the truth, this dead woman, and about his own life.

Starring:
Richard Roxburgh, Essie Davis
Runtime:
1 hour, 52 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director Cate Shortland
Starring Richard Roxburgh, Essie Davis
Supporting actors Alice McConnell, Emily Barclay, Damian de Montemas, Olivia Stambouliah, Tony Barry, Jennifer Hagan, Joel Tobeck, Skye Wansey, Ellouise Rothwell, Les Dayman, Daniel Roberts, Firass Dirani, Bruce Sacre, Michael Dorman, Will Ward, Derrick Siu, Amelia Cormack, Valerie Coy
Studio Radius
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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By Joseph Kohout Jr. on July 7, 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
NO SPOILERS:

First and foremost, I am a fan of Roxburgh (East of Everything et al). Combined with the 1-very positive review and the less than $4 price on Amazon, I took a chance. .

Because there is an insufficient synopsis:

Roxburgh is a Detective Sergeant in Homicide who is on administrative duties pending a psyche evaluation due to an "incident" from a recent case. He is assigned as a curator of sorts in the Police Museum, charged with pulling together old crime scene photos for an upcoming exhibition.
He is cohabitating with another Homicide Detective (female), likes to on occasion "burn one up" and finds himself attracted to his new "high strung" Irish Police Therapist.
He finds himself intrigued by a female in one of the photographs and pulls the "cold case" file, which sets off a chain of events.

As referenced in my title, the premise was good. Unfortunately, I found the pacing to be un-agonizingly slow and the action to be little and far between. Given that this is not meant to be an adrenaline fueled shoot-em-up police drama, I found myself dozing off. My friend thought it was above average with enough twists to keep it interesting. Perhaps, I should have watched while drinking a latte.
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This Australian movie starts off as a crime story, but halfway through turns into quite a different film.
Highly enjoyable with strong performances from all the cast. The ending is about as moving as it gets.
Probably would not get made it Hollywood. Definitely, something different. Full of refreshing surprises.
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The Silence was good. It had its moments. The acting was extremely good. The storyline was interesting. Richard Roxburgh is a fantastic actor and made the movie. I am glad that I purchased it.
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By Rick on September 9, 2014
Format: DVD
Tons of extreme close-ups and every scene shot with a shaky hand-held camera. That's this director's idea of "art." No thanks.
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