A young author (Katie Seigal) who is both deaf and mute is stalked within her own home by a masked man.
That’s it. That’s the premise. And it works. Hush is a thriller that is all lean and no fat. Very quickly are we introduced to our principals and the action gets going.
Hush has a lot of things going for it, but the most important thing is that it really doesn’t waste time. It’s under 90 minutes so it’s an easy watch. Even though the main character is deaf, I’m both surprised and relieved that there are no gimmicks with the sound design to imitate her deafness. It’s established early on so we don’t have to experience it in order to comprehend the dire situation she is in. Also I’m glad that the score never overtakes the action as it has been know to happen in a great deal of thriller films.
All in all I really enjoyed this film. It’s a well paced thriller who knows from minute one what it wants to do and does everything in its power to not waste your time. If you have Netflix, check this one out.
Final Rating (5/5) Some economic storytelling and filmmaking make for a really fun to watch thriller here.