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Silence movie reviews

20-02-2017
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Here's what critics are saying about Martin Scorsese's Silence, starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano and Ciarán Hinds:

The Guardian

Silence is a movie of great fervour that resolves itself into a single thought: if a believer is forced to recant, yet maintains a hidden impregnable core of secret faith, a hidden finger-cross, is that a defeat or not? God sees all, of course, including the way a public disavowal of faith has dissuaded hundreds or thousands from believing. Is the public theatre of faith more important than a secret bargain with a silent creator? It is a question kept on a knife-edge. Martin Scorsese’s powerful, emotional film takes its audience on a demanding journey with a great sadness at its end. Read the complete movie review here.

The Wrap

It's an invitingly austere movie, designed for both searching believers and curious others. The film can be cinematically rigorous, but it's never ritualistically flashy. Read the complete movie review here.

International Business Times

Much like Scorsese's last outing which centred on religion and spirituality The Last Temptation Of Christ, Silence will likely prove polarising among cinema-goers. Its undoubtedly thought-provoking which is evidently what this film set out to be but it has some very minor flaws but never-the-less, it's a film that needs to be watched. Even if it is just the once. Read the complete movie review here.

The Telegraph

It’s a film full of tight close-ups of hands accepting gifts that comfort, inspire and bring succour to their recipients’ souls. That’s how we should receive it. Read the complete movie review here.

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