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Silence Reviews

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Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 12, 2013
An uneasy mixture of fact and fiction ...
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
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
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
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
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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 6, 2013
Enigmatic and rewarding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
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