Silent Light (Stellet licht) Reviews

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June 6, 2019
A stunning work, a transcendent, nearly spiritual experience, from the breathtaking opening shot to the haunting final frame.
December 3, 2018
The sound of silence... Indulging in few words and even fewer edits, Carlos Reygadas lets his luminous images do the talking as he ponders the human condition and more. Some viewers will cry with boredom; true believers will shed tears of pain and joy.
December 3, 2018
The film requires an investment from audiences that it more than repays.
December 3, 2018
The opening six-minute shot of dawn breaking over a rural landscape is worth the price of admission alone. Stunning.
December 3, 2018
One of the finest filns of the year and absolutely worthy of many repeated viewings.
December 3, 2018
One sequence, soundtracked almost entirely by rainfall, is an exquisite metaphorical display of emotional tumult.
December 3, 2018
Reygadas communicates in a superbly controlled cinematic idiom and conjures up a hypnotic address to the viewer.
December 3, 2018
Hypnotic, so real-yet-otherworldly, that the filmgoer has a virtual out-of-body experience.
December 3, 2018
Beautiful but boring.
December 3, 2018
While there will be those who'll have issues with the film's torpid pacing, those who are willing to submit to Reygadas' astonishing vision will find themselves entranced and ultimately uplifted by the incredible transformative power of his filmmaking.
December 3, 2018
The spectacle of watching these strange blonde-haired characters set against the lush backdrop of Mexico is both startling and engaging.
November 3, 2018
To mention Carlos Reygadas' winsome Silent Light in the same breath as key directors Carl Theodor Dreyer, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Bresson, and the more recent Bruno Dumont is not hyperbole.
March 20, 2018
If Reygadas has ever subscribed to Bresson's philosophy of narrative structure, it's here in Silent Light, with its grueling emotional escalation leading up to a peak of exquisite release.
December 13, 2017
He's made, unprecedentedly, a movie that's almost entirely literal even when it's being fantastical, a liberty made possible by the closed-off world Reygadas has found. And if it's a knock-out, I'm still skeptical and puzzled as to what's behind it.
July 23, 2014
...traces the imperceptible reverberations of a guilty conscience.
June 26, 2012
It's told with Dreyer-like conviction.
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