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Silkwood Reviews

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
November 23, 2014
Extraordinary portrayals of everyday people characterize the contribution of director Mike Nichols' talented diverse cast. Once again, Nichols justifies his past plaudits for bringing the best out of his players.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 6, 2010
A very fine biographical drama.
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John Gill
Time Out
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.