Weird. Strange performances, those accents....I love how much Scorsese preserves world cinema, but America fails to comprehend Eastern sensibility. I like Scorsese's trademark tone in this form, and Garfield, and the El Greco Christ face motif. I like that the dénouement was a deconstruction. But those accents....I don't think I can forgive
Accettata l'inspiegabile anglofonia dei portoghesi, mi sono reso conto che sarebbe potuto essere uno di quei film belli, ma belli davvero, se non fosse stato per la necessità di Scorsese di rendere tutto più digeribile rispetto al capolavoro originale di Shinoda. Vanno ringraziati il soggetto giapponese originale e la ricca fotografia di Prieto per la valutazione finale positiva. Una grossa occasione non sfruttata.
Scorsese's most spiritual film--a more mature and serious Scorsese than the absurd DiCaprio collaborations (The Departed and Wolf of Wall St. are his most overblown and worst movies.) There are moments in this story which are moving, however, the entire experience leans too heavily on austerity and theological debates. Mean Streets is still Martin's best because it embraces both the sacred and the sordid.
Grand in both of it scope and themes, Scorsese's SILENCE is an amazing showcase of the director ability to create an epic film. But, as any passion project, it shows the problems of Scorsese love for the subject: it lacks focus and it don't do justice for its great themes. It's a bumpy, pretty ride.
A masterwork, despite itself. I'm, heretically, not too fond of Scorsese but his script here is powerful enough to make him go as austere as he can. It just melded itself into my mind. A story of not just religion but conviction of any ideology. A glorious reaction to the postmodernism of our time.
In foregoing his usual attention to technical cleanliness, Scorsese - now taking risks - finally blossoms. The construction serves the emotions of the protagonist over the plot. Expressionistic sound design - from high noise floors to total silence - and the repetitive and elongated nature of the structure pay off emotionally. It's all brought together by masterful visuals channeling classic Japanese cinema.