The Silent War (2012)

The Silent War (2012)

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Movie Info

A blind assistant to a piano tuner who is recruited as a spy due to his exceptional sense of hearing and must help put an end to the revolt and chaos after the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Mei Ah Films Production Co. Ltd.

Cast

Xun Zhou
as Zhang Xuening
Mavis Fan
as Shen Jing
Xuebing Wang
as Guo Xingzhong
Dong Yong
as Wu Chang
Wai Lam
as Zhang Guoxiang, KMT agent
Carrie Ng
as Mrs Li
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Audience Reviews for The Silent War

½

The 1st half is roughly interesting; the 2nd half is getting boring really quick. The script, the directing were just wasting the cast.

WS Wu
WS Wu

Felix Chong and Alex Mak manage to conjure up a good dramatic thriller with The Silent War.

It takes nearly 2 hours to get through the story and it does feel as long as that. That isn't to say that the film is a complete bore, because it isn't. Sure, the pacing is a bit on the slow side and there isn't much in the way of tensile moments, but the plot elements and story concept are enough to hold interest.

Although taking place during a war and revolving around spies, the action and violence is slim to none. This isn't surprising considering the characters, and even the title.

Both Tony Leung and Zhou Xun are the biggest praises of this film. Watching a blind Tony Leung is intriguing and Zhou Xun delivers a sharp performance for her character as well.

At the end of the day, the cast and setting for The Silent War is engaging enough to make it a worthwhile viewing.

JY Skacto
JY Skacto

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