Silence Movie Review
Like any Martin Scorsese movie, I was super excited to see his newest, Silence. Who am I kidding? I was super excited to see Adam Driver. I am ready for Star Wars Episode 8 and season six of Girls. I was just trying to impress you and make you think that I am much more cinematic than I really am. Silence is about two young Jesuit priests: Father Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Father Garrpe (the aforementioned Adam Driver) who are sent to 17th century Japan to find their mentor, Father Ferreira (Liam Neeson). As Christianity was outlawed at that time in Japan, this is one rough mission. Their faith and courage are tested for 2 hours and 41 minutes by harrowing conditions, a faithless ally and brutal inquisitors.
Silence Movie Review
Scorsese is no stranger to making beautiful cinema. The film is lush and vivid. The sets and costumes are amazing. Everything is so captivating that you wish you could reach out and grab it and I am not just talking about Andrew Garfield’s man bun and Adam Driver’s bamboo cutting cheekbones. The title Silence can mean many things, but it does refer to the sparse soundtrack and script of the movie, so I found myself on the edge of my seat to make sure I didn’t miss anything. There are other theological topics that Silence explores, but that is better left for a quiet conversation after the movie.
Silence is rated “R” and shows torture and some fairly gruesome deaths. It also discusses faith in a very adult manner. Remember the torture and death, plus the running time, when considering taking the kids.
Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and
Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life will be in theaters this Christmas.
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano,Ciarán Hinds and Liam Neeson
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