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Silence Reviews

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Guy Lodge
London Evening Standard
August 9, 2013
It's a film in which the mere arrival of birdsong on the soundtrack is as a narrative event but there are rewards for the patient; even those easily bored should leave the cinema feeling soothed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
Guardian
August 8, 2013
Anyone caught trying to smuggle in popcorn should obviously be taken outside and shot - using a noise suppressor, preferably.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 8, 2013
Think of Brian De Palma's Blow Out, then imagine it re-filmed by a team of Trappist monks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mark Asch
Little White Lies
August 8, 2013
The best cinematic portrayal of a man recording silence since that scene in 24 Hour Party People.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 8, 2013
An immersive and creative appreciation of the Irish landscape, culture and language as shown by sound recordings of environments untouched by man-made noise, archive footage and frank dinner table discussion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 8, 2013
Even if filmmakers have trodden similar paths on other parts of the planet - Iran, for instance - and though a little patience is required, Collins draws you in with the suggestive power of hush.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Enigmatic and rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
August 5, 2013
Pacific Rim it ain't, but this docu-like curio offers tranquility in spades. An aural bath of a film that will soothe troubled minds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 30, 2013
Closer to Abbas Kiarostami (Like Someone In Love) than Berberian Sound Studio, it's a lyrical if emotionally muted journey.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 12, 2013
An uneasy mixture of fact and fiction ...
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