• Silence (2016)

Silence

Release Date: December 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

R |2 hr 41 min

Plot Summary

Two 17th-century Portuguese missionaries, Father Sebastian Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Francisco Garupe (Adam Driver), embark on a perilous journey to Japan to find their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). While there, the two men minister to the Christian villagers who worship in secret. If caught by feudal lords or ruling samurai, they must renounce their faith or face a prolonged and agonizing death.

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yôsuke Kubozuka

Director: Martin Scorsese

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: G&G, Sikelia, YLK, EFO Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Emotional, Mystery, Pursuit, House, Inspiring, Sacrifice, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    With his mastery of composition, editing, and music, Scorsese has made some of the most engaging movies in history, experiences that express fascinating ideas through gripping stories, compelling characters, and unparalleled craft. Here, all of those elements seem sublimated to the larger points Scorsese wants to make. show more

  • 80
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Uneven, sometimes repetitive but also powerfully moving and thought-provoking, Silence is an imperfect movie that’s very hard to shake. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Silence, more successfully than not, artfully addresses the core issue of its maker's lifelong religious struggle. show more

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