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
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.
July 23, 2014
...traces the imperceptible reverberations of a guilty conscience.
June 26, 2012
It's told with Dreyer-like conviction.
November 18, 2011
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September 16, 2010
As the film progresses, its hypnosis becomes heightened, its spell becomes entrancing.
September 8, 2010
Silent Light is a hard film to love, but it just might be an even harder one to shake.
July 29, 2010
One of the most shocking, unexpected and daring finales in a long while.
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