• Released
  • January 9, 2009
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • Drama
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Silent Light Synopsis
A man's faith in God is tested when he falls for a woman.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Even with its limitations, I find Silent Light spellbinding.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

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A film filled with beauty and pain that moves at the pace of molasses and snails. That is to say, some of it is in real time. Audiences...
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What the film is really about is people who see themselves and their values as an organic whole. There are no pious displays here. No...
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90

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The film was written, directed and somehow willed into unlikely existence by the extravagantly talented Carlos Reygadas, whose immersion in...
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90

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
The results are extraordinary. As understated as it is, the movie is both deeply absurd and powerfully affecting.
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88

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
As is his custom, Reygadas uses a mostly nonprofessional cast; and, as expected, he draws remarkably realistic performances.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Much of what happens in Silent Light can feel painstakingly mundane: milking cows, harvesting wheat, a long drive at night in and out of...
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70

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
It's amazingly beautiful and it tests your patience; both things are par for the course with Reygadas, After that, you've either...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Reygadas has hitched his austere and protracted style to an allegorical tale of subtle strength and depth.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The stab at sublimity-by-proxy doesn't take.
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