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Martin Scorsese

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About the Movie

Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s Silence tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Adam Driver and Oscar® nominee Andrew Garfield) who travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Academy Award® nominee Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed. When they are captured and imprisoned, both men are plunged into an odyssey that will test their faith, challenge their sanity and, perhaps, risk their very lives.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 213
  • Fresh: 180
  • Rotten: 33
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: What beauty. What brutality. What madness. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 5, 2017

Fresh: The movie eventually achieves a level of powerful drama...but only after dithering for more than an hour. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jan 5, 2017

Rotten: For those not exulted by the inner-workings of devotion, it's a slog. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Jan 13, 2017

Fresh: The actors are steeped in the drama and mysticism of the moment, especially Garfield's stoic Rodrigues, who emerges as the central figure and also narrator of this journey into the unknown, both the physical and metaphysical. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Jan 5, 2017

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Customer Reviews

An Amazing Story That Was Yet To Be Told

Martin Scorsese has made a lot of good films in his career and this one has to be one of his best. Silence has a compelling script that challenged it's actors (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, and Liam Neeson) in ways that they, probably, were never challenged before. Andrew Garfield was so good that he even said he found Christ through his role which ,in fact, is what makes him such a good actor. Andrew couldn't have played his role to the best of his ability without finding Christ the way his character did.
The cinematography was nothing short of breathtaking. The island that they shot the film on really told the story of Japan at that time, beautiful on the outside, but evil on the inside.
Silence is gorgeous, breathtaking, emotional, and incredible.
You will not regret watching this film.

One of Scorsese's best, not your usual Scorsese

Just don't listen to Ponte in the review section.

Wow ! This is about true faith !

This story is based on real events...and it just shows me what people of true faith can and are willing to do. It was so powerful several people in the theater were crying at the end. Martin Scorsese did a great job on this movie. I can't wait to get this on Tuesday.

This is not a date is a GREAT movie to see with your friends from church though. It really reflects how much faith people had in God...and makes me realize how much further I have to go. Great movie !!!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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