Silence (review)

Silence (review)
Silence (review)
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Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver play Jesuit priests who travel to 17th century Japan, where Christianity has been banned. They try to help the covert converts and discover the fate of their mentor (Liam Neeson), while they silently witness people being tortured and killed in the name of their faith. This film was made by master director Martin Scorsese with poetic symbolism, beautiful cinematography and intense performances. However, his affection for the material has allowed him to unfold the slight story with lots of long pauses and extended sequences. As a result, the 161-minutes running time is plagued with low-key energy and a sluggish pace. While the dilemmas it depicts are undeniably compelling, the glacial pace hinders it’s effect. I can truly say: I suffered in Silence.


3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)


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