There’s a lot to like about Silence and the life-altering performances of Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, but there was no need for this movie to be 2:41 long. One quick decision at the beginning could have saved a lot of lives and us a lot of time. Amazingly I didn’t lose interest in the story which is very slow-paced and heavy on religion. Ultimately this film reminds us the world is/was a radical place, where your religious affiliation could cost you your life. I didn’t think this film was as great as everyone is making it out to be.