Silverado Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 10, 2010
Called "revisionist" upon release in a bizarre misuse of the term, Silverado is neither something new nor something paying homage but rather a hollow facsimile
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
Filmcritic.com
August 15, 2009
It's like a colossal buffet: You take what you want and leave the rest, readily forgiving the worst of it because the best just tastes so good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 26, 2009
Filled with enough stock characters and B-film plotlines for a dozen mediocre Westerns.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Film4
April 9, 2008
Should by rights swim in hokiness, but it's a bumptious classic.
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
April 9, 2008
Engrossing western which inspired a huge genre revivial.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
April 9, 2008
A big stampede of a movie with ideas and scenes thundering off in dozens of directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
April 9, 2008
Agreeable but never compelling.
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Variety Staff
Variety
April 9, 2008
Real rewards of the film are in the visuals and rarely has the West appeared so alive, yet unlike what one carries in his mind's eye. Ida Random's production design is thoroughly convincing in detail.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 9, 2008
Kasdan resorts to a TV-like shorthand, substituting shtick for personality.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 14, 2007
A terrific western with a superb cast
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
This takes as its subject the Western itself; but what could have been a bankrupt exercise is saved by exuberance, goodwill, and sheer excitement.
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 19, 2005
The actors shift gears effortlessly, playing their parts with seriousness when the situation calls for it, but also enjoying those moments that are intended to be fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 2, 2004
Great new classic western.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 22, 2004
A good enough Western to cause many to kick up their spurs in celebration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
January 9, 2004
Engrossing western that never got the recognition it deserved
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
A sweeping, glorious-looking western that's at least a full generation removed from the classic films it brings to mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
This film is a delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 4, 2002
A wonderful homage to the Westerns of old, with some hip, contemporary twists.
| Original Score: 3/5
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
August 8, 2002
A good movie, although it's sometimes too antiseptic for what a Western should be. There's some great shoot-out scenes.
| Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 8, 2002
By the time the credits roll, we’ve had a whirlwind tour of virtually everything you can do in a Western.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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