The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio)
The Great Silence (Il grande silenzio) (1968)

Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci directed this serious-minded populist spin on the spaghetti western, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant as Silence, whose vocal cords have been slashed by sadistic bounty-hunters. Silence joins with local… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1968
DVD Release Date: January 27, 2004
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Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It's been called "great" and "Corbucci's masterpiece." It just might be.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The frozen setting heightens Corbucci's severity

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's in the same pasta bowl as the Sergio Leone films, only with even more red sauce.

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Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
I'm no expert on the genre of Spaghetti Westerns, but this ranks, I feel, as an excellent example. The cinematography is absolutely brilliant-bleak, stark,… More
Conner Rainwater
A really drawn out Spaghetti Western epic and completely different from anything else the genre produced. It has a great snow-covered backdrop set at the end of… More
Reid Volk
Certainly the most bleak spaghetti western. If you think about it, that is saying a lot.
El Hombre Invisible
One of the most cynical and grim westerns ever. Instead of the usual hot, dusty deserts, we get snowy emptiness and a central character who is able to convey… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
The beauty of Il Grande Silenzio is that it tells such a dark tale in the most straighfoward manner possible. It forgets about the western myths and goes for… More
Bruce Bruce
The Great Silence aka : Il grande silenzio Made in 1968 A Spaghetti Western Directed by Sergio Corbucci . Thus is the second movie I have watch made by… More