Silence

Silence

By Martin Scorsese

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-23
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 41min
  • Director: Martin Scorsese
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  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
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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.

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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  • A Contemplative Masterpiece.

    echols108
    5
    Before writing this review I took a look at some of the other comments here on iTunes. You can tell a lot about the personal/spiritual baggage some are carrying in the negative comments. I found this film to be very unique and beautiful. I don't see this film as pro-Christian/Catholic or anti-Christian/Catholic, pro-Buddhism or anti-Buddhism, pro-West or anti-West, pro-Japanese or anti-Japanese. I wouldn't even describe this film as "religious" or "faith-based" in genre. In essence I find this an amazing film about the fears, misunderstandings and unfortunate tragedies that took place between two well-meaning cultures. Both the Catholic missionaries and the Japanese leadership of this time thought they were doing the right thing. But yet they both failed to truly understand one other. There are many levels of this film to contemplate if one is so inclined. This is a contemplative film and will be appreciated by those who are open to a unique thought provoking experience.
  • Silence..

    garriq-b
    1
    Fitting name! Thats the same sound my TV made after I turned this off. Very disappointing. I normally swear by Scorcese, but I just didnt care about any of the characters. None of them are a strong enough or charismatic enough of a lead to make this slow story at least compelling.
  • Terrible Ending

    MikeWazowski21
    1
    The ending makes the entire plot of the move pointless as the main character lasts all the way through and then cracks at the end, completely undoing the entire point of the film. It essentially ends with the 'bad guys' winning. A huge waste of time.
  • a predictable so so

    Megan 0571
    2
    story about the deluded insanity of religion, and the pathetic human species who either wage war against it, or die for it.
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  • Boring. Couldn't watch more than 90 minutes

    kaztec
    1
    I like most of Martin Scorsee's movies, but this one is a real dud. Too much time spent examining the brutal take-down of early christians in Japan and not enough time spent telling a story that ties the repression of a religion with why the main characters are even there.
  • Scilence

    judeurban
    5
    Martin Scorsese has delivered another masterpiece with ‘Silence.’
  • Ugh

    Deobin
    2
    Great cinematography. 3 hours of torture both in the film and out.
  • Anti Christian Justification for Genocide

    Fusslehoffer
    1
    The romanticism of denying the Christian Faith is celebrated in this movie, much worse is a blatant justification for the slaughtering and genocide of Christians in Japan.
  • Worst Scorsese film ever

    mayaq
    1
    Not worth reviewing. It's just awful and not even worth the 99 cent rental.
  • Silence

    KiraWorf
    5
    Probably one of the best movies I've ever seen!! The acting was superior, as was the directing, filming fantastic, it was a heavy story but something I feel we could all relate to at some point in our Christian walk. I give it 5+ stars!! Lee
  • Watch to meditate, not to be entertained.

    Tim'eh!
    5
    The film is a meditation. I've only seen a few of Scrosese's films, but this is one where I needed to take time to ponder and struggle through. The Novel, by Endo, is brilliant and one of my personal favorites. Scorsese did an excelent job bringin it to life. Although, if there is any doubt, always go back to the book. The book explains much more, and answers questions you may have. Thank you Scorsese. This is a film for the ages.
  • Like Art in a Museum

    doctrinated
    5
    I believe this movie doesn't have just one conclusion to walk away with after seeing it. Walk in to watching it with an open mind and you may be rewarded. One of the most impactful movies on my life I have ever watched.
  • Good, but with some issues

    DÆVĮD
    4
    The cinematography and directing was phenomenal but the script is where it lacked. There were a lot of conversations in this movie, which isn't bad; what was tiring was how they dragged. Some conversations felt like they were going on for 10-15 minutes. The music in the trailer is also deceiving... Not a lot of intense moments, just lengthy gut wrenching scenes.
  • Too much about the torture..

    Awe Heal
    2
    ...too little about the epic failures of the Catholic Church. Far too often the religious crusades forget the most important thing...the key point being that if you want to persuade others, you must first embrace them, learn their language & customs, become friends and lead by example. Movie made me laugh w/all the references to Buddhism. Buddha is not Japanese. He was the Crown Prince of India that fled into the Himalayans. After his training, he was sent to Japan, b/c heh-Japan needed enlightenment as was depicted in this movie. What made Buddha successful was that he didn't want to convert/change Japan. Buddha was merely seeking enlightenment. But I digress. Which goes to show just how much this movie made an impression on me.
  • An Amazing Story That Was Yet To Be Told

    Noah the Broah
    5
    Martin Scorsese has made a lot of good films in his career and this one has to be one of his best. Silence has a compelling script that challenged it's actors (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson) in ways that they, probably, were never challenged before. Andrew Garfield was so good that he even said he found Christ through his role which ,in fact, is what makes him such a good actor. Andrew couldn't have played his role to the best of his ability without finding Christ the way his character did. The cinematography was nothing short of breathtaking. The island that they shot the film on really told the story of Japan at that time, beautiful on the outside, but evil on the inside. Silence is gorgeous, breathtaking, emotional, and incredible. You will not regret watching this film.
  • One of Scorsese's best, not your usual Scorsese

    CSJ3223
    5
    Just don't listen to Ponte in the review section.
  • Washed Up Marty

    ponte vecchio
    2
    No magic. No atmosphere. No real beauty. When critics say it's great, I have to laugh. In 2017, critics are numb and guessing. They mysticism of Scorsese's last great film, Kundun, is gone. Scorsese movies are now flat. They come in on one level, leave on one level, and they don't spark. The intangible sorcery that made Who's That Knocking at My Door and Italianamerican so much more than what they appeared to be is long gone. You would think Silence would at least be intense. It isn't even that.

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