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The Silent Storm (2014)

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On a wild and remote Scottish island, the respected local minister, Balor, fights to keep his disappearing community together. His beautiful, enigmatic wife Aislin is more in tune with nature than she is with her husband or the villagers. It's clear she doesn't belong here and is treated as a total outsider. A storm is raging inside their marriage. They inhabit a strange, troubled relationship, which is reaching breaking point. A violent fight erupts between them. Suddenly amidst the chaos and confusion there is a knock at the door: a rugged 17-year-old delinquent has been sent to live with them - his last chance at rehabilitation. Aislin is drawn to this kindred spirit, another outcast. Together they drink in all the sensual beauty the island has to offer and their relationship delicately blossoms. His youthful nature ignites a passion within her, which offers her a way out of a life bound by convention and into the world beyond.

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Critic Reviews for The Silent Storm

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (1)

Damian Lewis might decide to let this iffy British drama slip off his CV.

May 16, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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[An] overwrought period drama, which doesn't want for notable names but does cry out for a script rejig.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Everything about The Silent Storm suggests a screenplay was written entirely IN CAPITAL LETTERS. No "r" goes unrolled, no piece of furniture is unpounded.

August 9, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

[An] over-wrought melodrama which sinks like a failed flan in the middle.

July 20, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The scenery is the only respite from the all-thumbs filmmaking that features overwrought music, ghastly fade-outs and even a psychotropic interlude.

May 23, 2016 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Writer-director Corinna McFarlane counterposes Bergmanesque interiors with gaping exteriors, while Alastair Caplin's eerie, evocative score cranks up the searing, brooding mood.

May 22, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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