Lorna's Silence Synopsis
An Albanian woman (Arta Dobroshi) has second thoughts about her part in a marriage scam.

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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The androgynous Dobroshi is in nearly every scene. She has an exceptional screen presence that brings authority to her portrayal of a woman...
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91

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A stunning study of one desperate woman's conscience.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
On a deeper level, the Dardennes' film offers a portrait of a fragile yet determined woman set on making a home for herself in the world,...
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Dardennes resist the expected cliches: The climactic scenes gather force and purpose and the movie seems headed for a breakthrough of...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Renier’s performance is the best thing in the movie, although all the actors, cast partly for their faces, are part of creating this...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Like earlier Dardenne films, Lorna’s Silence is naturalistic, yet this one, beautifully shot in 35 mm film by Alain Marcoen, achieves a...
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75

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Watching Lorna's attempt to balance self-interest and empathy can be heartbreaking. If Lorna's Silence as a whole doesn't rank among the...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ultimately, this is not one of the Dardennes' masterpieces. They've made a few of those, but the effect of Lorna's Silence is more modest....
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
If you’re new to the Dardennes, Lorna’s Silence will serve as a fine introduction.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Upbeat it ain't, but when the light fades from the final frame, there remains something unusual in the Dardennes canon – the possibility of...
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Well Done

By jojackie
This film is not for the mainstream crowd, but it was a great movie. You have to be able to accept an ending that leaves questions unanswered.I love foreign films so much because they teach me about...

Seemed Incomplete

By tolva
I was very disappointed with Lorna's Silence. I was left with a number of unanswered questions. The story was interesting, but a bit fragmented, and incomplete. Was glad I only paid $20 for our...

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Rated R | For Nudity, Language and Brief Sexuality