Martin Scorsese spent almost 30 years waiting to make Silence and it was worth every second.
Silence has to be one of the most epic films I’ve seen in terms of its scale. The story is so simple yet so grand, in every sense of the word.
Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver star as two Priests who travel to Japan to locate their missing mentor (Liam Neeson). But upon entering, there faith is tested and their lives put in jeopardy in a country looking to outlaw Catholicism.
At close to three hours, it covers virtually all aspects of humanity including religion, spirituality, humanity, culture, and faith.
At times brutal and uncomfortable to watch, Scorsese captures the essence of danger that Catholics faced every day. Every scene feels tense, and its use of natural sound compared to a more traditional score only adds to the tension.
Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson give magnificent performances alongside the incredible Japanese cast, guaranteeing this a place on the long list of Martin Scorsese classics.