Silence
(14A) Brutal Violence
Synopsis:
Historical Drama. Based on the novel by Shusaku Endo. In the 17th century, a pair of Catholic priests from Portugal (Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver) go to Japan to find another priest (Liam Neeson), while Christians in Japan are being hunted down and tortured.

Content Elements:
Frequent portrayals of brutal hand-to-hand and weapons violence, some in the context of torture - some blood and detail
Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail


Thematic Elements:
Faith and determination
Persecution
Clash of cultures


Classification Rationale:
Rated 14A for brutal violence in the context of torture

Classification Date:
12/20/2016