Blu-Ray Review: The Silencing – Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

September 30, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, best known for his role in “Game of Thrones,” stars as Rayburn, a reformed hunter who now manages a wildlife reserve named after his missing daughter in The Silencing, from director Robin Pront. While checking his game cameras he notices something odd, a man in a gili suit hunting a young woman. Quick to his feet, Rayburn heads out on a mission to save the woman (Annabelle Wallis) not knowing that it would be the first step in his journey to find the truth of his daughter’s disappearance.

As you watch The Silencing, written by Micah Ranum, mysteries, crimes, murders, and motives unfold. While some have selfish motives to keep their silence and their distance Rayburn is relentless where his daughter is concerned. He is not giving up.


When it comes to the movie’s villain, there’s a twist, which I won’t ruin for you. This isn’t some bumbling moron with a rifle. This killer is calculating, smart, well-armed, and prepared to keep his hobby going for years to come. But they aren’t counting on just how far a father will go for answers.


Of course, there several other twists and surprises in the film that will keep you on your toes and not knowing what will happen next. It’s intense, clever, and well-acted. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau does a fantastic job and you really come to feel for his character Rayburn. This guy’s life has gone to hell, his daughter missing, his wife has left him, and he’s become a sad alcoholic, but he still somehow commands respect and your heart just breaks for him. While Rayburn is a badass when it comes to the ways of the woods, he’s still very much real, which I greatly appreciate.


I really enjoyed The Silencing. It’s a great thriller that viewers of any age (over 18) will enjoy. There’s a great story, fantastic cast, and ton of action. The Silencing gets a firm 5 out of 5. The Silencing arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital on September 29, 2020.


  • Making The Silencing
  • Creating a Weapon: The Silencing Spear



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