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Summary Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Ev...

Silence
Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 48 Critic Reviews
79
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 355 User Ratings
7.6
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Summary Two Jesuit priests, Sebastião Rodrigues and Francis Garrpe, travel to seventeenth century Japan which has, under the Tokugawa shogunate, banned Catholicism and almost all foreign contact. There they witness the persecution of Japanese Christians at the hands of their own government which wishes to purge Japan of all western influence. Ev...

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 48 Critic Reviews
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8 Reviews
2% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 48 Critic Reviews
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81% Positive
39 Reviews
17% Mixed
8 Reviews
2% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 355 User Ratings
7.6
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281 Ratings
13% Mixed
46 Ratings
8% Negative
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Generally Favorable Based on 355 User Ratings
7.6
79% Positive
281 Ratings
13% Mixed
46 Ratings
8% Negative
28 Ratings

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Production Company SharpSword Films, AI-Film, CatchPlay, IM Global, Verdi Productions, Emmett/Furla Oasis Films, Waypoint Entertainment, G&G, Sikelia Productions, Fábrica de Cine, The Fyzz Facility, Cappa Defina Productions
Release Date Dec 23, 2016
Duration 2 h 41 m
Rating R
Tagline Sometimes silence is the deadliest sound.
Academy Awards, USA
1 Nomination
International Cinephile Society Awards
8 Nominations
CinEuphoria Awards
• 1 Win & 6 Nominations