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      Silent Venom

      2009 1h 26m Mystery & Thriller Horror List
      Reviews 11% Audience Score 100+ Ratings At the tail end of what has become a lackluster career, Lt. Cmdr. James O'Neill (Luke Perry) gets a chance to redeem himself when Adm. Bradley Wallace (Tom Berenger) recruits him to head a classified mission. He is to rescue government scientist Dr. Andrea Swanson (Krista Allen) from an island laboratory. O'Neill retrieves Swanson's team with surprising ease, only to find his ship besieged by the scaly subjects of a top-secret research project -- a vicious breed of genetically altered snakes. Read More Read Less

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      Kevin Carr 7M Pictures The problem is that without a decent budget, snakes aren't that scary. Rated: 1.5/5 Jan 11, 2010 Full Review Paul Chambers CNNRadio Truly terrible film. Don't get bitten. Paul Chambers, CNN. Rated: F Jul 19, 2009 Full Review David Cornelius DVDTalk.com Well, it's a direct-to-video Fred Olen Ray movie that's about three years too late to the Snakes on a Plane rip-off party. You were expecting good? Rated: 1/5 Jun 19, 2009 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...a particularly potent exercise in bottom-of-the-barrel filmmaking virtually from start to finish... Rated: 1/4 Jun 8, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Lacking the tongue-in-cheek nature of Snakes on a Plane and taking itself more seriously than most Holocaust-based films, Silent Venom is filled with wooden performances, cheap production design and yawn-inducing action, with Mark Sanderson's laughably illogical screenplay as the least of this movie's problems. Then again, if 6-8 snakes lying together on a set floor, doing absolutely nothing other than just sit there, is your idea of an unbelievably frightening movie, then you'll have a ball with this. Full review at http://silverscreenfanatic.com/2014/11/03/what-the-hell-were-they-thinking-44/ Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow! Das Boot meets SNAKE ISLAND, sa Lukom Perijem i Kristom Alen u glavnim ulogama i svim tim kormilari niko drugi do FRED OLEN REJ - pa to je recept za remek-djelo! Luk Peri je oduvijek bio moj heroj, covjek je ne jednom spasio svijet od unistenja, a evo sad je uspio kao kapetan podmornice da spasi istu ne samo od napadnih Kineza, vec i od izuzetno otrovnih zmijurina koje su se tu nasle. Zavrsni obracun protiv ogromne zmijurine je nesto sto je nemoguce opisati rijecima, to zaista, bez ikakvog pretjerivanja, morate da vidite da biste povjerovali. Mali nedostatak ovog filma je odredjena dramaturska traljavost - naime, kad imate zmije u filmu, logicno je da se tu negdje nalazi i ogromna dzinovska petsto metara duga i deset metara siroka Vrhunska Zmijurina. Ovaj film postuje tu konvenciju, ali pomenuta Queen Snake se pojavljuje vec na pocetku filma i to u samo jednoj vrlo kratkoj sceni. Zbog toga je kraj, u kome se Luk Peri obracunava sa zmijom koja je samo deset metara duga, pomalo antiklimaktican. Otherwise, ovo je odlican film, kao stvoren za double shot sa SNAKE ISLAND. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Very very very funny movie again who comes up with the script on these things? Something to watch to kill some time Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Silent Venom offers everything that's expected from a film of this type. Basically a Snakes on a Train rip off but instead of the train we have snakes loose on a US military submarine. Cheesy effects, wooden acting, ridiculous plot and plot holes galore all add up to a fun B-Movie that's above average for a Sci-Fi channel offering. A couple of scientists who are conducting experiments on snakes on an island off China, need to be rescued by a submarine crew after the Chinese begin to perform military maneuvers in the area. Of course they bring their biologically altered snakes onto the submarine with them and after one of the crew members becomes too curious for his own good and releases the snakes, all havoc breaks loose on board as the snakes take a fancy to the crew members. Kudos must go to the director for insisting to use real snakes in most of the scenes. With a budget this low CGI snakes are always going to look terrible and the few scenes CGI snakes are in look, well, terrible. The only downside to real snakes is that the action suffers greatly as the same shots tend to be used over and over and the kill scenes suffer from a lack of dramatic effect. The sub-plot involving the Chinese submarines is awful, mainly because of how easily the US sub wins the battle of wills. Characters become bitten despite there not being a snake in site, the ending is hilariously bad and the roaring snakes are cheesy as hell. But we all know that these mistakes are what makes a good B-Movie and for the most part Silent Venom is interesting, fast paced, has the occasional decent bit of action and provides plenty of silly entertainment. Worth a look if you like cheesy B-Movies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Silent Venom offers everything that's expected from a film of this type. Basically a Snakes on a Train rip off but instead of the train we have snakes loose on a US military submarine. Cheesy effects, wooden acting, ridiculous plot and plot holes galore all add up to a fun B-Movie that's above average for a Sci-Fi channel offering. A couple of scientists who are conducting experiments on snakes on an island off China, need to be rescued by a submarine crew after the Chinese begin to perform military maneuvers in the area. Of course they bring their biologically altered snakes onto the submarine with them and after one of the crew members becomes too curious for his own good and releases the snakes, all havoc breaks loose on board as the snakes take a fancy to the crew members. Kudos must go to the director for insisting to use real snakes in most of the scenes. With a budget this low CGI snakes are always going to look terrible and the few scenes CGI snakes are in look, well, terrible. The only downside to real snakes is that the action suffers greatly as the same shots tend to be used over and over and the kill scenes suffer from a lack of dramatic effect. The sub-plot involving the Chinese submarines is awful, mainly because of how easily the US sub wins the battle of wills. Characters become bitten despite there not being a snake in site, the ending is hilariously bad and the roaring snakes are cheesy as hell. But we all know that these mistakes are what makes a good B-Movie and for the most part Silent Venom is interesting, fast paced, has the occasional decent bit of action and provides plenty of silly entertainment. Worth a look if you like cheesy B-Movies. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member l0ve it...nicely done! cute ni luke at krista Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis At the tail end of what has become a lackluster career, Lt. Cmdr. James O'Neill (Luke Perry) gets a chance to redeem himself when Adm. Bradley Wallace (Tom Berenger) recruits him to head a classified mission. He is to rescue government scientist Dr. Andrea Swanson (Krista Allen) from an island laboratory. O'Neill retrieves Swanson's team with surprising ease, only to find his ship besieged by the scaly subjects of a top-secret research project -- a vicious breed of genetically altered snakes.
      Director
      Fred Olen Ray
      Screenwriter
      Mark Sanderson
      Production Co
      ARO Entertainment, Baby Steps Entertainment
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller, Horror
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 13, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 26m