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Into Great Silence Reviews

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This 2005 feature is demanding to say the least, but its pulse-slowing rhythms leave a real sense of peace.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 4, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A transcendental piece of filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 27, 2007
Noel Murray
AV Club
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As a place to enter and meditate, Into Great Silence is imminently worthy, but as a documentary, it doesn't do enough to probe the meaning of the quotation Gröning returns to repeatedly: "Oh Lord, you have seduced me, and I was seduced."

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

April 5, 2007
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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On a philosophical level, Into Great Silence emphasizes the virtues of the ascetic life, returning again and again to the idea of giving away all possessions in order to become a true disciple.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 30, 2007
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Some] viewers are likely to consider this nearly three-hour, nearly soundless documentary as a chance to catch up on their sleep.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

March 29, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As we vicariously participate in their daily rituals, we find ourselves at the ground level of spiritual worship. It's hard to recall a similar documentary that brings viewers so palpably close to that sacred experience.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 29, 2007
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Into Great Silence is a film of great spiritual intensity and haunting minimalism that enlarges your concepts of movies and of life.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 29, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Have I got a movie for you. Into Great Silence is a two-hour-and-40-minute documentary about monks, and it is one of the transporting film experiences of this or any other year.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 4/4

March 16, 2007
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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The silence captured in this documentary may be the most eloquent you'll ever hear.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 4/4

March 16, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though it likely will not persuade people to join the ranks, experiencing life behind the walls has an undeniable effect. We've been allowed a glimpse of eternity. And who would not be changed by that?

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Their silence is full to the brim with incidental sound that functions as both score and narration in this hyper-empathic film.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 7, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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For two hours and 42 minutes, Into Great Silence offers painterly images of an existence that is, almost literally, too reverent for words.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

March 7, 2007
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Groning then moved into the isolated, centuries-old monastery and for six months, minus crew or artificial light, recorded the monks' daily routine. The result is the seductive documentary Into Great Silence.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

March 2, 2007
John Anderson
Newsday
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Into Great Silence is one of those films -- Martin Scorsese's Kundun is another example -- wherein the spiritual aspiration of the filmmaker informs, and even exalts, the film itself.

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 1, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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A rapturous, absorbing experience -- it has no voice-over, no back story or history, no archival footage and no talking heads -- but only if you can surrender yourself to it.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

March 1, 2007
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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The achievement of Into Great Silence is the way it captures the slow, delicate rhythm of the Carthusian monks.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 28, 2007
Michelle Orange
Village Voice
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Into Great Silence moves into the realm of humble observation. Gröning traces the passing of the seasons with beauty shots of God's creations, from snow drifts and rain puddles to flower petals and kitten whiskers.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 27, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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More than any film outside Bresson, this non-judgemental document allows us to feel the spirituality of the ecstatic privations guiding their journey. A Christmas gift of time and contemplation.

Full Review Source: Time Out

December 30, 2006
Jay Weissberg
Variety
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Such a poetic essay on the slowed-down rhythms of life, that its quiet pleasures carry the viewer along at a pace commensurate with the monks' own unhurried sense of time.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 27, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Viewing Into Great Silence is meant to mimic the experience of living with the monks.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 27, 2006
Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
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Though there are dozens of images here that you might want as a computer-screen saver, Into Great Silence does not add up to a valuable or engrossing documentary.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2006
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