Film Review – Silence (2016)

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

15 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    I agree with your review, this film is not for everyone and that’s the main challenge: sit through a movie that won’t try to entertain you or shock you at all costs like many today. When I watched it I suddenly thought of 1986 “Mission”, but it turned out to be more profound to me. Remarkable performances and, of course, the cinematography was stunning! ( thanks to Japan itself sometimes ). The message of the movies speaks for itself.

  2. ulyxes says:

    I love this movie – but not his best; I think I’ll read the book…

  3. Thanks for a thorough and thoughtful review. This is both a complex film and at the same time very simple: arrogant religious colonialism is responsible for untold misery through the ages. The 2 hours and 40 minutes are well spent. I’m not sure about the casting of Andrew Garfield: he looked too fresh throughout his ordeal and I’m ambivalent about whether he was the best choice for this role. But the story is far bigger than its stars, its length or even the brilliant cinematography.

    • MovieBabble says:

      I’d disagree with your thoughts on Andrew Garfield, the man lost 40 lbs for his role in the movie and poured everything into the role. I can’t imagine anyone else playing that role!

  4. pmayhew53 says:

    Reblogged this on pmayhew53 and commented:
    Silence is a masterpiece! I saw it repeatedly and learned and grew from each viewing. Andrew Garfield is incredible in Silence! Far greater acting than in Hacksaw Ridge. Silence is the movie he should have been nominated for Best Actor in! This movie will be a classic forever! Thank you for your vision to make this Martin Scorsese. The world is too shallow to appreciate your masterwork! I personally cannot thank you and the cast and crew enough! Brilliant!

  5. flimwatcher says:

    It’s very faithful to the novel (which is also excellent) and misses practically nothing out so he’d have had to really drag it out for another hour. Scorsese is absolutely one of my favourites, he’s variety is fantastic!

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