A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

A Silent Voice

A young man comes to regret the harassment he gave to a deaf girl during his high school years in this animated Japanese drama based on the popular manga by Yoshitoki Ōima.

Shoya Ishida starts bullying the new girl in class, Shoko Nishimiya, because she is deaf. But as the teasing continues, the rest of the class starts to turn on Shoya for his lack of compassion. When they leave elementary school, Shoko and Shoya do not speak to each other again until an older, wiser Shoya, tormented by his past behaviour, decides he must see Shoko once more.

2016Rating: M, Content may disturb129 minsJapanJapanese with English subtitles
AnimatedDramaRomanceWorld Cinema

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A Silent Voice / Reviews

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Based on Yoshitoki Ōima’s manga about harassment and redemption, this Japanese anime works well enough as a gentler alternative to the bleak-as-hell The King of Pigs from South Korea. It may not look as gorgeous as the eye-blisteringly beautiful Your Name, but by sticking with animation, A Silent Voice is able to pull off a unique narrative trick – following its characters from primary school to teenagehood.

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Total Film

Total Film

Viewing the heightened emotion and drama of adolescence with an unjudgemental eye, it's a reminder that schooldays are always the best.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

The premise of A Silent Voice may seem modest. But its approach leads an old story down a little-trod, languidly beautiful path.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's a beguiling film: subtle, sensuous and delicate.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Oddly tranquil, lacking in the emotional force that is its supposed reason for being.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Creative, chaotic, often confusing, but overflowing with feeling.

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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

The stunning ambient sound design of the picture used to convey the solitary inner world of Shoko - in conjunction with a fantastic music score - cap off an emphatic success on all fronts.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Beautiful to look at and exploring unique subject matter, this latest Japanese anime is too indulgent and long.

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