Silence (5/5 Hats)

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Kelvin Says Hats Off:

“Silence: Living on a Prayer.” Conclusion: 9/10. A poignant, grueling, and intimate portrait of faith, this film has been a passion project for director Martin Scorsese 30 years in the making. That much is evident when watching the movie; each scene is dealth with such care and intention. Perhaps I was most impressed with Andrew Garfield’s performance. Faith is such a personal matter, but his ability to capture me in each moment of dread, joy, doubt, and faith was ravishing. The questions of faith, apostasy, and duty to other believers addressed within the film are not easy ones to wrestle with. They’re questions I loathe to think about due to their complexity, but ones I often find myself reflecting on when considering the history of the church. It’s a beautiful movie and one I felt a deep connection to. Art in its truest sense is supposed to evoke emotion and empathy. I found Silence to be deafening in that regard. #ThePassionOfTheScorsese #FaithKill #Jadamn #CatchingFriar


 

Austinn Says Hats Off:

‘Silence’: Hearing Is Believing. conclusion: 9/10. This movie is extremely well-crafted. Andrew Garfield had a difficult task playing a character with so much distress, hope, doubt, and faith, but he pulled it off. And huge credit of course to Scorsese’s directing and vision for this film. The messages of the film can be hard to stomach and hard to decipher, but they certainly offer an interesting look at Japanese culture, Catholic beliefs, faith, and the church. And the film also gives an avenue to question and strengthen how we live out our faith. #missionaryimpossible #fathernature #thesoundofsilence #abovemypraygrade #apostasynotaccepted

 


 

Guest Hat: Adam Knight says Hats Off:

“Silence: The Violence is Deafening.” Conclusion: 9/10. This was one of the heavier films emotionally and spiritually I have seen in quite some time. I was impressed by the work of Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, as well as the excellence behind Martin Scorsese’s direction. This film really asks some difficult questions involving martyrdom, doubt, forgiveness, and the afterlife.
To add some levity to the film, here are some satirical hashtags:
#LiamFleeson
#KichijiroandPeelechijiro
#EschewAJesuit
#BuddhistColony

 


 

Adam Says Hats Off:

Saw Silence: Thank You For Your Diary
Rating as follows:

Total: 9.1/10 – Hat Off
Cinematography (1.7): 1.5
Overall Acting (1.6): 1.4
Story Telling (1.5): 1.3
Cohesion of Story (1.2): 1.0
Score/Sound Mixing (1.1): 1.0
Best Category – Depth of Plot (1.0): 1.0
Depth of Plot (1.0): 1.0
Character Dev (0.5): 0.5
Overall Message (0.4): 0.4

One of the heavier films you’re going to experience. Especially if you have any sort of Christian beliefs. This movie presents incredibly difficult questions that arise during ones faith journey. This is not going to be everyones ideal movie, but it is intriguing and thought provoking throughout. Very well shot, and well acted as to be expected in a Scorsese film. Very impressed that he went an entire film without profanity or a drug reference, ha!

#SilenceOfTheFams #DoTreadOnMe #KichijiroSuzuki #WorstTheaterAudienceOfAllTime

 


 

Jarrod Says Hats Off:

#1 Film of 2017: Silence 8.5/10

No one but Martin Scorsese could have pulled a film like this off which such masterful skill. You can really tell that this was a passion project 30 years in the making and I am glad he waited to make it today instead of trying to make it 10 or 20 years ago. The acting is flawless (although Garfield and Driver seem a bit too young for these roles) and it is very rare to have a cast that is 95% foreigners. Besides the main three actors with top billing, the entire rest of the cast is made up of unknown Asian actors and they all do a fantastic job. This is not a very easily accessible film due to the nearly 3-hour runtime and deeply religious subject matter but as a Christian this film deeply touched me. It brings up a lot of questions about faith, doubt and struggling to believe in God when you call out to him and he is silent in return. This film made me thankful to live in a country with religious freedom because it really is sad what various religions have done to nonbelievers throughout the course of history. Although the production aspects were all fantastic and this review has been overwhelmingly positive, I do have to say that this is one of those films that despite not much technically being wrong with it, I still didn’t love it. It is a very good film worth seeing if you are into the subject matter but left me wanting a little bit more in a little bit less time to get there. Scorsese is still a master of his craft and his direction alone should get a lot of people to see this.

#IThinkImTurningJapanese / #AllsFerreiraInLoveAndWar / #YoureInDeepPit / #YoshisIsland / #MissionaryPosition / #QuiGonSin

 

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