By Martin Scorsese

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-23
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Actors: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano
  • Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 41 nominations.
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
44,658 Ratings

Silence Description

Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Adam Driver and Oscar® nominee Andrew Garfield) who travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed. When they are captured and imprisoned, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will test their faith, challenge their sanity and, perhaps, risk their very lives.
The story of two Catholic missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) - at a time when Catholicism was outlawed and their presence forbidden.
Two Jesuit priests travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact.

Drama about a deaf girl who witnesses the audacious murder of a policewoman, and is reluctantly propelled further into a loud and frightening world.

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Silence Movie Reviews

  • Christian Torture Porn

    Another overly violent movie made for Christian's. Like many Christian movies about faith set in the past, endearing excruciating torture is a sign of how much they love their sky god. Christianity and violence go hand in hand.
  • Deceived by the Trailer

    Thought we were in for an action packed "rescue the missing guy" movie. Nope, nope, nope. Long, boring, disappointing, and dismal story. Won't get that 2hr and 41 minutes back. Saw the trailer and my husband and I both agreed it "Looks pretty exciting, a bit gory for us but..." Nope, we've seen more gore than that, in much better films. Can't understand the high rating of this depressing, slow, and uninteresting film.
  • WASTED 2:42hours!!!

    Worst movie of ALL time!!! What a waist of 2:42hrs.
  • horrible plotless movie

    just a Martin finds Jesus movie
  • Hard to Watch

    North Fork Viewer
    Yet another director fascinated with Japanese torture methods. Some new ones here but gosh enough already.
  • Catholic porn

    One of Scorsese's worst. I was raised Catholic, and this kind of old-fashioned missionary martyr porn was part of what drove me away from the church. It could have been a study of cultures clashing, of the dangers of colonialism, but it's just a reactionary Mel Gibson-style torture-fest. Plus it's excruciatingly ponderous, tedious, repetitive, dull, and *at least* an hour too long at nearly three long, long hours. I'm giving it two stars because the cinematography is beautiful, at least in the early scenes, but bah.
  • What was he thinking?

    Boscoe Peredine
    This film cannot make up its mind - is it a narrative? Scorcese is doing his best to make a Terence Malik film, and then he's not, and then he is. What the...You must stick with it, because you know its Scorcese and it MUST go somewhere. The charaters are lifeless (best charachter is the Grand Inquisitor). Driver does more with fewer lines he has, than Garfield can muster in the length of the film. Neeson has a secret, but we never get to know the REAL story. It's basically a bad prison film with guilt. The "truth of the film" scene comes very late, which is good except then it is simply thrown away for the last 20 minutes. It's a dog. 2:41 I will never regain. I'm gonna watch The Departed again, or Despicable Me, either one is superior to this muddy puddle.
  • neeson

    was going to buy this one and then I saw Liam Neeson is in it. No thanks.
  • There is boring and then there is list movie

    This thing was unwatchable 10 minutes into the movie. I love artsy historical films and thought I would this too. I am a fan of Japan and its history but this did not do justice to any genre because it is just plain boring.
  • sad, faithful, good story

    Matthew the watcher
    The movie was all around a very good movie. I read comments from people writing it was too long, but it wasn't for me, for the fact that i enjoyed it. I would say that it is for someone who likes, historical, faith based, and overall good plot movies. Its not for everyone. Martin Scorsese did not disappoint.

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