Silent Tongue Reviews

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Glenn Kenny
Entertainment Weekly
April 21, 2015
The lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 21, 2015
An alternately infuriating and exhilarating example of the Western as an art film.
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
April 21, 2015
A strangely satisfying and challenging piece of work, one that illustrates how elements of cinema, literature and theater can work in tandem, thanks to a recipe that is one part Poe and two parts Shakespeare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 21, 2015
Something deep and allegorical could be going on here, but Silent Tongue is at once so overwrought and desert-dull that you can't be bothered to investigate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
April 12, 2011
A bizarre, meandering and, finally, maddening mystical oater that will find few partisans.
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Tom Charity
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Intriguing, then, but defiantly slow and awkward.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Eerie, inventive, [and] poetic.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A haunting tale of love, death and shame in the Old West.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A spellbinding mess of Greco-Roman, Irish and Native American myth, revisionist chic and theatrical tradition.