A historically based movie that teaches lessons for today as well as educating us about the birth of a nation.
This offbeat revenge-thriller offers suspense and mystery that are a cut above anything currently being churned out by the studios.
Despite its uneven tone, the film is compelling and, perhaps more importantly, relevant.
Represents two hours well-spent, especially for anyone with a fascination for complex characters.
The movie hits all the milestones although it perhaps tries too hard to be uplifting and inspirational.
In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.
A stunning work of artistry and emotional heft that's difficult to shake and impossible to forget.