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Silkwood Reviews

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February 9, 2006
Silkwood's "ordinariness" protects her from being labelled a wild-eyed Trot, but that should not be allowed to obscure her courage or the whitewash ladled onto her story after her death.
January 9, 2009
Seemingly better suited for a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 1, 2011
The facts it can lay its hands on do not support a politically alarming or dramatically compelling conclusion to the mysteries of this case. Nor do they lead to a very uplifting statement about the motives and character of its central figure.
January 1, 2000
Hiding once again behind her accent, hairdo, and mannerisms, [Streep] fails to establish any emotional contact with the audience, a serious problem in a film that depends on audience sympathy for its impact.
May 20, 2003
For most of its running time it is so convincing -- and so sure of itself -- that it seems a particular waste when it goes dangerously wrong.
January 1, 2000
Whilst interesting, Nichols' film follows too many paths to ever be truly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
A tragic story, to be sure, but one that deserves better than the shabby treatment afforded it here. Streep is particularly grating.
January 23, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Silkwood is the story of an ordinary woman, hard-working and passionate, funny and screwed-up, who made those people mad simply because she told the truth as she saw it and did what she thought was right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
February 15, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
March 4, 2015
It's a thought-provoking film that asks questions about the safety of the nuclear power industry that are still pertinent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 6, 2010
A very fine biographical drama.
August 9, 2006
Silkwood achieves impressive credentials as a drama of human character, not just as a screed against intolerable public practice.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
June 12, 2004
Extremely well-acted, powerful story.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 26, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2003
Nichols does a superb job of establishing the mood and atmosphere of this small town...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
September 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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