Silence (2016)

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Sometimes silence is the deadliest sound

Directed By Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese Starring Andrew Garfield Andrew Garfield  •  Adam Driver Adam Driver  •  Liam Neeson Liam Neeson  •  Tadanobu Asano Tadanobu Asano  •  Ciarán Hinds Ciarán Hinds Genres Based-on-20th-Century-Literature  •  Drama  •  Historical Film  •  Period Film  •  Religious Drama Studios &
Academy Award Nominated  •  89th Academy Awards Nominated
Release Info 2016-12-22T00:00:00Z December 22, 2016
Color  •  159 minutes R Rated R
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FilmOdyssey on 1/14/2017 Reply  · 

Overwhelmingly powerful and resonant.

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JC13 on 2/28/2017 Reply  · 

Scorsese delivers one again. One of the best of 2016.

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Eagleskywalker87 on 7/2/2017 Reply  · 


I've been getting into Scorsese a lot in recent times Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Shutter Island are all in my top 30 favourite films and I think The Departed is just outside my top 50! I missed this film when it was released a few months ago but I preordered the Blu Ray and watched it tonight. I was expecting the next big masterpiece to challenge Inception and Shutter Island for the best movie of the decade and needless to say I was disappointed. It's not bad, just not another masterful work by Scorsese.

It's one of Scorsese's best looking and shot movies ever, however! The use of colour, camerawork, set design and locations is used superbly.

The first hour is incredibly dull. I liked how the Japanese Christians were in hiding and had to practice their faith in secrecy but there just wasn't a lot going on. It moved pretty slow, overall. Also, the editing and sound design wasn't great. In fact, at times shots and sounds was constructed together and it feels bizarre.

After that, it gets really good! It turns into a great character piece about a man who is lost and going through a crisis. He doesn't know his place in the world, he's faith is always being tested and he psychologically changes. What makes me even more disappointed is that the whole film wasn't a character piece like the final 90 minutes!

Overall, Silence is a mixture of depth and dullness. I'm thinking that one day I will go back to it and my thoughts will change and I will see it as another Scorsese masterpiece.

Out of the 9 Scorsese fans I've seen, this one will be my 8th favourite above Casino.

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Kersey475 on 9/24/2017 Reply  · 

Overly-long Catholic-guilt torture-porn garbage

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Bookhouse88 on 3/18/2020 Reply  · 

Literally a white savior film.

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