Parents' Guide to

Silent Hill

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Grim horror film about missing girl. Not for kids.

Movie R 2006 127 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 20 parent reviews

age 12+

Creepy shock horror, Many Mothers

Movie is very good. Slow creepy stages with shocking / gothic creatures. A few very gory deaths but these are so ketchup / video gamey that they are not realistic. Very dark themes of puritanism, witch hunts, revenge. Child abuse is alluded to, no sex and no drug usage in the film. On the positive side, the film is about motherhood and bonds between parents (mothers) and children and the importance and strength of family. highly female led - men play a secondary role, which is refreshing.
age 16+


Really liked this movie was really good in all ways got nothing but praise for this, to the excellent acting to the brilliant special effects, and good story line, with camera works. (No too close to actor's, shaky screen or moving too fast.)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (20 ):
Kids say (42 ):

Silent Hill is creepy and mostly incoherent. At times the film cuts away to Rose's husband Chris, who's doing his own investigating, in archives and with the help of a police inspector, Gucci (Kim Coates), who has found the wife's Jeep. Gucci tells some spastic story about the town's coal fire, the "hellish" day in 1974, when "people were dying and disappearing." It sounds creepy, but doesn't quite explain how come they're reappearing in the present.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: April 21, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: August 22, 2006
  • Cast: Laurie Holden , Radha Mitchell , Sean Bean
  • Director: Christophe Gans
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Columbia Tristar
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 127 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong horror violence and gore, disturbing images, and some language.
  • Last updated: November 17, 2023

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