Silence review starts silently discussing the works of Scorsese and paying its own bit of OnReplayTV tribute to it.
Then, moving onto the cinematic aspects and its brilliance in many of such facets, Silence is a movie that seems like not what you would expect Scoersese to do.
However, remembering all the other movies, it is definitely a Scorsese-like movie. I will discuss it all in this Silence Review and give you my two-cents about what is a Scorsese movie.
So, you won’t just be getting a review of an excellent movie, but an opinion of a writer, a shallow one it might be, but a writer nonetheless.
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Martin Scorsese’s movie that features stars like Adrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson. Written by Jay Cocks who wrote movies like Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York and Made in Milan for Scorsese.
The synopsis of the movie is that two Portugese priests travel to Japan to find their mentor. Someone who is said to have committed apostasy and deserted his religion.
The two find the mission unlike any other and much like the one Jesus faced during the inception of the religion. However, Scorsese always doesn’t give a conclusive answer, which he leaves to the audience.
The cinematography of the Silence got an Oscar nomination and it truly was an Oscar worthy watching experience. The beauty of the movie is something that takes whole lot more than just the Silence review.
To truly enjoy the magnificence and the elegance of each shot and how much story each tells, one must watch it.
To add on top of that beauteous shooting, the acting is dazzling, and terrific. It is like those two aspects are irremovable and sewn into one layer of thin thread.
I could go on and on about the talent and the way it’s been directed. It is so easy to understand how much the director cared about his movie. We all knew he wanted to make this movie.
In one of the interviews, he once said, his skills were not up to it back then. But this, they were. However, saying that he was skilled enough, creates a heartful ambiguity that this is not his very best movie.
This was one of the best Scorsese movies. And this already says about. Especially in the minds of the people who love and understand Scorsese movies.
However, when I said that, it wasn’t his very best. I meant that when he was on fire, and directed movies The Departed, GoodFellas, and Shutter Island, you could easily see no one could equal him.
Silence becomes languorous at times, while at other times with intense moments that remind of Scorsese. He is the master of shooting scenes without a dialogue that speaks loud and in tonnes, yet only a few can comprehend that.
Silence is written brilliantly, Silence review has to agree. And the other dialogue is also good to great. Nothing out of the ordinary. Nevertheless with some thought-provoking moments and speeches that may make you wonder and question your faith.
The only drawback that I found. Well, the only setback that is meaningful was its lack of depth to subject matter, or in relation to the subject matter of the characters.
The character of Garfield is explored and developed well, so are the drivers. However, I will try to say without any spoilers. But their relation to the subject of apostasy and renouncing comes off as a bit lightweight.
To Wrap up
At the end of our Silence review, we have to agree that despite some of the minor issues, Silence has a strong narrative with a meaningful and stalwart message.
It also leaves the audience with a conclusion, fluid-kind, shapeless of some sorts that they need to assert their own.
Reviewing Silence has been one of the easiest and the most pleasant of my tasks. Though it is not an absolute perfection, it is a treat to have this movie in existence.
There are not many producers left whose intention is to purely produce a CINEMA, not a cinematic universe.
Check out the Eli Movie review if you want to understand what I mean by CINEMA for that is exactly what it is not.
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