Silent Tongue Reviews
December 12, 2007
December 28, 2006
The ending wasn't the greatest and I didn't understand how her face on her body was so pretty but the spirits face wasn't.
May 23, 2007
I had low expectations for this film and cringed when the Native American characters showed up. Though the film is not that bad. Sam Shepard did a pretty decent job.
September 13, 2014
If you are drunk or on drugs this movie may actually make sense...otherwise don't waste your valuable time.
|Gordon Franklin Terry Sr||
October 13, 2011
I KNOW there is a good movie lurking-around somewhere in this poorly edited film . . .
(aside from DARK BLOOD)
would somebody release the footage from Dark Blood please?
August 10, 2010
To call this quirky, brooding film a western is a failure of imagination since it is nothing less than a classical tragedy, a sort of Hamlet set in the American west circa 1875. ^Silent Tongue^ is a Sam Sheppard film with a stout cast and ambitious themes. It is helped toward that end by the venerable talents of Alan Bates as a drunken Irish thespian and snake oil salesman (what a great archetype) along with Richard Harris as the desperate father of a young man lost in madness from grieving the death of his Indian wife. It does not hurt that the screenplay^s characters sometimes speak with the cadence and tone of formal 17th Century English mixed with a touch of cowboy colloquy. It helps even more that there are murderous ghosts and allusions to suicide. After about 30 minutes of trying to get a peg to hang my movie genre hat on, I was left with a question. "What the frakk is going on here?" That is why eventually I gave up and accepted it for what it was--a Shakespearian western. Aside from that, its a slow stroll with lots of dramatic flourishes and an unexpected touch of Grand Guignol. Dermott Mulroney and River Phoenix are evident in support. Native American actress Sheila Tousey is absolutely terrific. Watch it but in the right mood.