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From left: Tadanobu Asano, Garfield and Neeson in Silence, a film about priests willing to make extraordinary sacrifices to ease the suffering of others.

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Scorsese (left), who spent years trying to make the movie, directing Garfield on the set of Silence.

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Neeson in another scene from the movie.

Character study that's hard to fathom

Martin Scorsese's Silence is undeniably powerful and provocative, but it is also dull and seemingly interminable at times.
Feb 10, 2017 5:50 AM

GOD works in strange and mysterious ways, the faithful are led to believe, but there are times when even He fails to answer the call - and the silence can be deafening.

Two devoted young Jesuit priests embark on a mission to 17th-century Japan in search of a long-missing colleague,

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