161 mins
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Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Tadanobu Asano (Thor) star in Martin Scorsese's historical drama, based on the novel... More

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Silence | Ratings & Reviews

"As a lapsed Catholic I’m always keen on a tale that documents the folly, arrogance and optimism of religious conversion and missionary zeal, especially in a colonial setting. Also, I like Japanese food and Scorsese pictures so what could go wrong?"

Flicks, Paul CasserlyFlicks

"A taxing film that will not only hold up to multiple viewings, but practically demands them."


"Scorsese blends his twin religions of Catholicism and cinema to considerable effect."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Scorsese has hit the rare heights of Ingmar Bergman and Carl Theodor Dreyer, artists who found in religion a battleground that often left the strongest in tatters. It's a movie desperately needed at a moment when bluster must yield to self-reflection."

Time OutTime Out

"There's a crushing lack of urgency to this story and its telling, perhaps because it took Mr. Scorsese, who wrote the script with Jay Cocks, so long to make "Silence.""

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"With ambition and reach, and often a real dramatic grandeur, Scorsese's film has addressed the imperial crisis of Christian evangelists with stamina, seriousness and a gusto comparable to David Lean's."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"This anguished, contemplative new movie, which [Scorsese] spent nearly three decades coaxing into celluloid reality, carries the weight of a career summation."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"...of his [Scorsese's] explicitly religious dramas, specifically including Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ, this is, by a considerable distance, the most eloquent and coherent."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It's rather less than the sum of its parts, but some of those parts are magnificent."


"Less showy than The Last Temptation Of Christ, more gripping than Kundun, the third part of Scorsese's unofficial 'religious' trilogy is beautifully made, staggeringly ambitious and utterly compelling."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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