Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Silent House is the latest horror film by Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, of the Open Water fame. It differentiates itself from other horror films by being presented entirely in one-take, which means the camera never stops rolling. It also features rising actress Elizabeth Olsen. It’s initially a very spooky film, relying on its ominous musical score and little lighting to paint a brooding picture, but quickly the film becomes a tired technical exercise. For the most part it’s filmed with stability and purpose, but it often times strays off and suffers from the same problems that most found-footage films have. It has a ridiculous twist ending that’s not only obvious, but completely overcomplicated and unnecessary and to top it all off the “shaky cam” makes a big appearance, cancelling out all of the excellent shots that came before it."