A Silent Love
A Silent Love (2004)

A pair of e-mailing lovers discover romance is more difficult in the real world than in cyberspace, especially when a highly unexpected rivalry comes into the picture in this understated comedy drama. Norman (NoŽl Burton) is a middle-aged… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 25, 2006
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Director Federico Hidalgo moves the film at a thoughtful pace and refuses to impose a tidy prefabricated conclusion on his story of marriage and misunderstanding.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

[An] intelligent, understated, humanistic film.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Puts an unusual spin on some of the clichťs of the romantic comedy.

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Los Angeles Times

Its charms sneak up on you because of the nuanced performances of Burton, Bauche and particularly Salazar as their characters discover that what people think they want and what ultimately makes them happy aren't necessarily the same thing.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

This story of a shy Canadian professor who weds a younger Mexican woman he has met online is not content to be a feel-good intercultural idyll.

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John Esther
Pasadena Weekly

An unimposing film of many a film festival, Federico Hidalgo’s “A Silent Love” is a decent film full of true human emotions

Scott Foundas
Variety

They're vibrant individuals with minds of their own, which is another way of saying that they only occasionally obey the dictates of Hollywood romantic-comedy convention.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

A Silent Love manages to entertain while saying something about loneliness and culture shock.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Robles and Hidalgo ring enough changes on a stock situation that you're never sure where it's going, and that alone is no mean achievement in a genre as formulaic and enervated as romantic comedy.

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