Silence

Sometimes silence is the deadliest sound.


Silence
Two Christian missionaries face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor. At the time Christianity was outlawed and the missionaries’ presence forbidden. The film had one Oscar nom and several other noms and awards. Note the long running time.

161 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Adventure, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

This is a very sad dance ...
This is a very sad dance ...

Credits

Cast
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Director
Martin Scorsese
ScreenplayJay Cocks, Martin Scorsese, from the novel by Shûsaku Endô
MusicKathryn Kluge, Kim Allen Kluge
CinematographyRodrigo Prieto
EditingThelma Schoonmaker
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byCappa Defina Productions, CatchPlay, EFO Films, Fábrica de Cine, SharpSword Films, Sikelia Productions, Verdi Productions, Waypoint Entertainment

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageLow-impact, frequent, historical
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong impact, frequent, disturbing
PrejudiceLow impact, frequent, historical
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some disturbing violent content
Runtime161
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
0
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
16 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
5
Sex
0
Language
0
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Todd McCarthy quote iconA searching exploration of religious beliefs.
15
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconOnthutsende, historiese en spirituele reis.
20
Cape Times
Unknown
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconOverall, I found Silence interesting, but it’s often slow and repetitive, and another trip (or two or three) through the editing process could have made this a much tighter and likely more effective offering.
13
Metacritic.com
48 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
216 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconSilence ends Martin Scorsese’s decades-long creative quest with a thoughtful, emotionally resonant look at spirituality and human nature that stands among the director’s finest works.
17
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconScorsese’s difficult, gory, but magnificent religious epic.
20

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
177 users
16
Rottentomatoes users
21420 users
14
Internet
39528 Netizens quote iconScorsese Does it Again!!!
15

Average .. 80%

16

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