Overall Rank: 339
Average Rating: 3.3/4
# of Ratings: 34
Theatrical Release Date: 12/23/2016
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/28/2017
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver, Ciarán Hinds, Tadanobu Asano, Nana Komatsu
Plot: During the 17th Century a pair of Jesuit priests find their faith put to the ultimate test when they go in search of their mentor in Japan - during a time when Catholicism is outlawed and their very presence anathema. -- Chris Kavan
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019
With all the makings of a modern classic, "Silence" is a painful, spiritual work that reminds us why Scorsese is considered a great American director.
Pat - wrote on 02/05/2017
Sitting amidst Silence is a capable, shrewd, moving, arrangement of musings about how religions may change and move and adjust when they move from nation to nation, from individuals to individuals. Similarly intense is the film's view on the detestations that people can execute on each other. As intelligently portrayed as these examinations may be, and they are very great and alone would make the film worth watching, they are reduced by an excessively long motion picture which on occasion loses its way in the wild.
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Indyfreak - wrote on 07/26/2017
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 …
Matthew Brady - wrote on 01/25/2017
"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 it doesn't judge-the …
Leslie - wrote on 01/15/2017
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 …
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