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Silence (2016) Movie Reviews

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07/26/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

A long but well made & well acted epic.

Martin Scorsese's historical drama is the type of sweeping epic you once saw by the dozen during the New Hollywood era. Considering that Scorsese is one of the most successful living directors from that era, that's no surprise.
SILENCE features Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as two Jesuit priests who travel to Japan in the 17th century. It has to be in secret as the country's government outlawed Christianity and refusal to renounce one's faith means death. The pious pair meet and congregate with fellow Christians in order to find their mentor (Liam Neeson) and bring him home to their native Portugal.
The scenery and photography is beautiful. Scorsese is no slouch behind the camera. The cast all do a good job. It's rare to see films like this anymore. The 160 minute running time might...

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01/25/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Silence - Movie Review

"Silence is the loudest cry for love". - SilentDawn

The story of "Silence" fellows two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, who travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

This was tough. Seriously, this was the hardest thing I've ever digest in terms of progressing my thoughts. It's so mesmerizing with so many things going on at once that it takes awhile to sink in. Gets you thinking on a subject that you wasn't originally interested in. A movie that leaves you completely paralyze of reacting or forming a sentence to describe what you just witness. But after four days of letting it sink in, it has been settled.

What I love about "Silence" is that i...

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01/15/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

'Silence is Golden'

Martin Scorsese’s use of nature fuels his latest film "Silence," which follows the journey of two priests (Adam Driver and Andrew Garfield) into an unfamiliar land. They have traveled to Japan in search of another priest (Liam Neeson) who by all accounts has renounced his Christian faith. The film takes place during a time of persecution, when Christians are forced by an inquisitor (Issey Ogata) to denounce Jesus Christ by stepping on an engraved plaque bearing his likeness, or face torture and death.

My favorite scene is the one in which Father Cristóvão Ferreira (Neeson) reveals how nature, specifically the sun, played a role in the villagers’ understanding of the priests’ message of Jesus Christ. It is wonderfully backlit and suggests the use of natural light, and when Father Ferr...

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