This movie was released this year on Netflix. The trailer was great and the whole story line was very promising. I think somewhere along the line the story got lost or sent on a different direction without paying much attention to what it would do the characters and the overall feel of the movie was the viewer was done watching it. As always, I like to look at a movie and comment about the story, the acting and overall feel.
The basic synopsis that you can find for Hush is that a deaf writer who retreated into the woods to live a solitary life must fight for her life in silence when a masked killer appears in her window. Sounds like a story right? Well, it starts off well enough. The acting is pretty good, with some relatively unknown actors. It has the feel of a low-budget film and starts off fine with its main character, co-stars and story. It’s when we meet our villain that the story starts faltering. It feels like certain actions were done by characters not to benefit them, but to elongate the movie and to draw out the suspense for as long as possible. There are some things that would’ve worked better for the characters and the story, but then I’m sure that would’ve cut off time from the overall project.
If the story had been attended to a bit more, I think the whole movie would’ve been so much better. You end up not really caring too much for any of the characters and I think it’s important for the viewer to feel a connection with someone. If not the main character, the villain?
Again, the acting was good, I think it would’ve been better with a more fine tuned script in their hands. But honestly, for a low-budget film the actors did an amazing job. The script kind of took an odd turn after turn after the first 20 minutes, the result is possibly not feeling a connection with the characters, but some may like this. I think they faced a dilemma of making some logical choices and having a shorter movie, or making some not so logical decisions and elongating the movie. The overall feel was of suspense. It had you starting with suspense and tension and left you with some question marks from the middle towards the end. But I think it’s worth the watch if you’re at home and want to watch something different.
Considering the acting, story and overall feel, I would give this film a 5/10.