Review: Silent Night

Silent Night’s Impeccable Ensemble Faces the Darkest Christmas Yet 

Silent Night went into production early in 2020, before the world as we once knew it was irrevocably changed.

This dark British comedy, filled with biting commentary about global and British politics and the environmental crisis, would have been a surefire hit in that “before” world.

This film isn’t quite like other end-of-the-world dystopian hellscapes because there is no hope for a better tomorrow, it is as hopeless as many of us have felt for the past year and a half.

Silent Night feels like the typical British Christmas film until it doesn’t.

Early on, Nell explains that their holiday plans are centered around forgiveness, though that’s left ambiguous right up until the end.