Empire of Silver - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Empire of Silver Reviews

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
December 1, 2011
What, if anything, the film's final burst of idealism offers universally is hard to say. But it feels good to see in these acrimonious days.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
June 3, 2011
Though written too broadly to serve as the powerful allegorical tale writer/director Christina Yao intends, this historical epic is just compelling enough to be taken on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Mark Jenkins
Washington Post
June 3, 2011
Occasionally muddled and always melodramatic, yet it's pictorially compelling, thanks to dramatic locations and exacting art direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2011
Makes for unwieldy melodrama, rather than the enthralling epic it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
June 2, 2011
[A] weirdly engaging tale of banking and bad behavior...
| Original Score: 3/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2011
Epic in sweep and scale and packs in enough incident to cover two "Godfather" movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
May 31, 2011
It's decent, exoticized pulp with a porcelain veneer, and should be consumed idly.