In Pursuit of Silence
In Pursuit of Silence (2017)

In our race towards modernity, amidst all the technological innovation and the rapid growth of our cities, silence is now quickly passing into legend. Beginning with an ode to John Cage's seminal silent composition 4'33", the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: June 23, 2017
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

A remarkable documentary that paradoxically proves that when it comes to silence, there is a lot to be said as well as a great deal to be shown.

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Scott Tobias
NPR

As much a visual treat as an aural one, the film divides its time between using the tools of cinema to isolate and enhance the beauty of sounds and silence and exploring different schools of thought on the subject.

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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Although the pace is deliberate, those in the right mindset should appreciate a film that doesn't need to speak to get its point across.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

[A] beguiling, meditative and elegantly photographed documentary.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Its arguments range wide without going deep, but its factoids about the medical benefits of hanging out in a forest - and the cognitive costs of a noisy school or hospital - are fascinating and persuasive.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Insightful and occasionally mesmerizing, but lacks balance and thoroughness.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

In Pursuit of Silence doesn't really tell you much that you didn't already instinctively know - silence is good, loud noise is bad - but it does provide a sporadically interesting overview that could well have you rethinking your next vacation plans.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

Informative documentary about the impact of noise on our lives.

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Argun Ulgen
PopMatters

In Pursuit of Silence is a wonderfully shot film and one which is best experienced on a big screen where its images' composition and acute sound mixing can be fully appreciated.

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