Silence
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Silence

English
HistoryDrama
17 Feb, 2017
2 hrs 41 mins
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292 votes
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Two Christian priests travel to Japan to find their master where their beliefs are put to ultimate test by the Japanese Samurai who considers Christianity an outlawed religion.
Verdict: A beautiful portrait of an agonizing tale of faith. A 26-year gestation period is finally over as Martin Scorsese`s long-awaited baby Silence hits the theatres after overcoming multiple hurdles. Exploring the dark side of human nature and society forms the core of all his movies. Silence is special for Martin as elements like gore, []... ...Read full review
First, you will be overwhelmed as would most people by the sheer immensity of the story that you have just witnessed. It runs dangerously close to three hours after all. Second, you will be left with a profound sense of inadequacy towards yourself, the education that has been wasted on you, and the years of being alive on this strange and wonderful planet that have in no way prepared you for the staggering achievement that is Martin Scorseses new picture. ...Read full review
Its a film full of tight close-ups of hands accepting gifts that comfort, inspire and bring succour to their recipients souls. Thats how we should receive it. ...Read full review
Martin Scorsese invested over 25 years into this `passion project` but he inadvertently alienates his audience on numerous occasions, largely due to some undeniable flaws in its narrative structure, and lengthy pacing that can be agonizing to casual moviegoers. Bound to result in polarizing opinions, Silence is one of Scorseses most intimate works that cannot be ignored. ...Read full review
If the film is steeped in Japanese cinema like Mizoguchi and Kurosawa, it also bears strong ties to European heavyweights. It is a rare American film that can stand intellectually with Ingmar Bergman but Scorsese doesnt flinch from the big questions: chiefly why does God remain silent as believers are drawn into cruelty in His name? As such, its a slow, tough watch. ...Read full review

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