The Silencers (1996)

The Silencers (1996)
4.7
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  • R
  • Genre: Action
  • Release year: 1996 ()
  • Running time: 103 min
  • Original Title: The Silencers
  • Voted: 446

U.S. Senator is assassinated by Men in Black, mysterious organization which surpresses all knowledge about UFOs. Agent Rafferty from U.S. Secret Service will confront them and discover the sinister truth. The only person that can help him comes from another world.

#PersonCharacters
1Jack ScaliaRafferty
2Dennis ChristopherComdor
3Carlos LauchuLekin
4Lucinda WeistSarah
  • The Silencers: 90's cheesefest by 4

    Remember pre-1997 when the Men In Black were dark mysterious shady characters who were better suited for horror movies than anything else? The days before Will Smith quipped his way through a generic sci-fi trilogy?

    Well here we have said Men In Black, except these guys are the aliens and aligning with some parts of the government in scheme to bring more of their kind to earth through a portal and stuff.....

    So this is the very definition of 1990's b-movie cheese. Car chases, gun fights and all the usual cliches.

    Along for the ride we have another alien of a different species who teams with the secret service to take them down. Said alien is played by Dennis Christopher and that's just weird. For those unfamiliar with Christopher he's generally a weedy, sneaky, weak character and has been in movies such as the original It (1990) and Fade To Black (1980). He's a great actor but seeing him in such a role was odd and more than a little questionable.

    Not great but not entirely awful The Silencers is an interesting enough take your brain out movie, probably best you take your expectations out as well.

    The Good:

    Old school cheese

    The Bad:

    Dennis Christopher in an action role is a bizzare thing

    Not constructed very well

    Things I Learnt From This Movie:

    Mysterious long blonde haired guys were a big thing in the 90's

  • not great, but certainly not bad! by 7

    "The Silencers" is one of the most ambitious (and enjoyable) low-budget DTVs I've ever seen. Jack Scalia and Dennis Christopher are good, and the film is highlighted by a nearly-10-minute-long chase sequence involving a fuel tanker hauling mysterious cargo, numerous military and pedestrian vehicles, and a helicopter (the fate of which you will be amazed by!) The music by Louis Febre is very good as well, and while the effects of the subway collision are clearly models, the rest of that action sequence makes up for it.

    The funny thing is, however, for a film that has an anti-violence message, it sure does have a lot of violence. Comdor (Christopher) explains to Scalia's son that there are better things to do with one's life than desire to play the role of action hero, and that violence isn't always the solution, then the two infiltrate the villain's secret complex and have a huge gun battle.

    Still, a rousing adventure/sci-fi flick that was good enough for me to order a copy.

    THE SILENCERS: 4.5/5

  • Who knew aliens had such great hair? by 6

    I have no joke, I just like saying "Your methods are crude. Effective, but crude."

    Cheesy, but decent. Car chases, train chases, gunfights, explosions, people who emit mysterious cool-looking force waves from their mouths, and of course the required anti-violence, pro-environment message. As a bonus, the aliens are total hotties. If nothing else, watch it to see Dennis Christopher communing with a potted palm.

  • Low budget Sci-Fi movie that is lots of fun. by 7

    THE SILENCERS is a low budget action Sci-Fi thriller produced by the PM entertainment group and if you know their films you already know that almost every scene is a set up for either a major gunfight, a high speed chase or a lot of very big explosions, with that said THE SILENCERS delivers on everything.

    The film does have a plot of course although I'm not going sum it up because the main reason to recommend this film for is the action scenes, they are thoroughly entertaining, very well staged and they don't appear random or forced.

    The acting is pretty good, the best performances are given by Jack Scalia and Dennis Christopher in the lead roles and the direction by Richard Pepin is well handled.

    Other films from the PM entertainment group include FIREPOWER, RIOT, RECOIL, LAND OF THE FREE, T-FORCE and HOLOGRAM MAN and this is just naming a few.

  • Another Winner From PM. by 7

    This is another excellent action movie from PM. Lots of shootouts and car chases make the movie very exciting and never boring. Jack Scalia makes a cool hero. The villains are menacing and look very cool. Action fans should check this one out. It definetly delivers the goods.