Silence Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Neil Soans Site: TimesofIndia
From the very first frame, the beauty of this film’s cinematography is evident. Rodrigo Prieto’s Academy Award nomination is well deserved; there are some astounding shots that will make you wonder how they were blocked and lit.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 Scorsese’s most intimate works that cannot be ignored.
Rating :- 2/5 Reviewed by: Shubhra Gupta Site: indianexpress
There are some films whose intention is so noble that they overpower the entire thing: the plot, the performance, and everything in between. ‘Silence’ is one of those.Most of it appears clunky, with Driver being just a tad more convincing that Garfield, but both come off stilted. But except for the odd moment or two, it left me curiously unmoved, coming off more as an inert, far too-long (2 hours 40), repetitive costume drama. Clearly, intention does not always make for a persuasive film.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Site: dnaindia
While it’s a fine, fine film by Scorsese, one that could possibly get him an Oscar, it isn’t something most people would gravitate towards. A lot of what plays out seems heavy-handed in parts, but it’s nevertheless an experience to be had. Yes, despite the really long running time.
Rating :- 5/5 Reviewed by: Rohan Naahar Site: hindustantimes
Two things will happen as you watch Silence. 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 Scorsese’s new picture.
Rating :- 5/5 Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz Site: Rogerebert
“Silence” is a monumental work, and a punishing one. It puts you through hell with no promise of enlightenment, only a set of questions and propositions, sensations and experiences.The first hour of the film is a somewhat picaresque narrative that slowly builds dread as the priests get closer to figuring out what happened their predecessor. The Japanese authorities don’t take kindly to Europeans wandering around their island nation talking about the glories of Jesus. In fact, they see Christianity as a cancer to be cut from the body politic.
Silence Official Trailer (2016) – Paramount Pictures