Silence Reviews

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August 30, 2019
This long, painful testimony of faith is Scorsese doing his great filmmaking.
August 17, 2019
It raises a discussion about the value of religion for the human species, although the experience of almost three hours of mono-circumspection demands too much of the viewer. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 5, 2019
More than anything else, Silence is a meditation, an acknowledgment that when I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child and I understood as a child. Now I am older, and it's time to put away childish things.
June 4, 2019
A quiet, contemplative film, filled with gorgeous imagery and a haunting, hushed atmosphere that recalls the works of Werner Herzog and Terrence Malick
May 24, 2019
There doesn't appear to be much of a target audience and everything is too held back and solemn to really connect on an level.
March 13, 2019
It was manipulative, unfeeling, exploitative junk.
March 9, 2019
Silence is an undeniably astonishing piece of cinema, but that doesn't make it a great film. As an appropriately testing treatise on tested faith, however, Silence is an historical, cultural and philosophical essential.
March 7, 2019
The struggle to reconcile spirit with the flesh, to find deeper meaning in the lives of sinners, is a more powerful one. It inspired Endō to write a great novel, and Scorsese to make a great film.
February 6, 2019
I found Silence's examinations of Christian and Buddhist faiths to be astonishingly thoughtful.
January 26, 2019
Silence is a wonder of a film...acting as an important piece of religious history and an engaging personal odyssey.
December 6, 2018
A masterpiece of religious cinema....
November 29, 2018
A long-term passion project for Scorsese that you really must be in the mood for (this ain't no Wolf of Wall Street, that's for sure!).
November 5, 2018
Its complex message about faith and the faithful and Scorsese's powerful imagery sticks to your ribs but the actual watching of the thing is a notably dour and long-winded litmus test of disquieting (and often, yes, boring) cinema.
November 4, 2018
If nothing else, you've got to hand it to Martin Scorsese on this one just for having the fortitude, commitment to vision and sheer conviction to forge ahead and make a movie that (at least on paper) basically nobody is going to want to watch,
November 3, 2018
Silence is not one of Scorsese's best films, but if you like his earlier films that dwell on religious themes, this compares favourably and is clearly a passion project for Scorsese that is well worth checking out.
November 1, 2018
By its final act, Silence starts to become more distinctive and strikes upon fertile territory with the end-game of Father Rodrigues' resistance to committing apostasy.
November 1, 2018
Martin Scorsese's latest piece of cinematic brilliance should affect those who believe as much as those who don't.
October 18, 2018
In a time when politics and morality have so defiantly diverged, the value of art that explores the challenge of maintaining a moral balance could not be more pronounced. Silence is a story that takes on the challenge.
October 10, 2018
It's through this simplicity that depictions of love for Jesus ... subtly stir while the shoguns' brutality ties knots in stomachs.
October 5, 2018
One look is enough to say, 'This is the power and glory of cinema. This is my nourishment.'
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