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Movie Review: #Silence

Two Jesuit priests seek to find their mentor who has disappeared in hostile 17th Century Japan. Review by Matt Cummings It can be argued that Director Martin Scorsese has earned the right to make whatever film he wants. His filmography reads like a mini-AFI list. Unfortunately, his 25-year long passion project Silence emerges as an over-wrought, frustrating, and frankly arrogant middle finger while even eroding its own message with logic that makes all the sense to someone who long abandoned his faith. After the Portguese first arrived on the Japanese mainland in the mid 16th Century, the leader Tokugawa Ieyasu responded by waging a protectionist holy war against priests and their followers. Widespread evictions and persecutions of Japanese Christians are witnessed by the helpless Father Cristovao Ferreira (Liam Neeson), whose plight stirs the conscience of the kind Jesuit Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield). Together with his fellow Jesuit Father Garrpe (Adam Driver), Ferreria

Images From SILENCE San Francisco Screening And Q&A

Paramount Pictures presents a Special Screening of SILENCE followed by a Q&A in San Francisco. With a special appearance by director Martin Scorsese , stars Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issey Ogata , plus additional Filmmakers with an introduction by George Lucas at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California See all the images after the Jump... SILENCE opens in theaters on December 23, 2016 Please Leave A Comment-