Silver City Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Drama is too intense for kids and young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A simple talking, funny-accented greying conservative politician is shown to be a moron.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 22, 2006
Too close to reality to be effective as satire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 23, 2005
Cooper does a terrific job, mimicking Bush's speech and mannerisms as well as his tendency to ramble and go off script with hilarious consequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 22, 2005
Sayles wraps a gripping murder mystery around a rather unsubtle political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Sayles traces how rumor, conjecture, and outright lies seep into the [political] discussion and drive it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
January 12, 2005
At its core, Silver City is a biting tirade on the current anti-enviromental policies of the Bush administration.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 19, 2004
Sayles must have felt the need to weigh in on the last election. But if he was going to do it, a little more planning, writing -- and especially casting -- would have helped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 18, 2004
[A] promising but inconsistent mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 20, 2004
You can admire Sayles' intentions all you like, but it's hard to defend the film as an artistic accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
eFilmCritic.com
October 16, 2004
Sayles is at his best when he has something more substantial to say than 'Bush sucks.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2004
Chris Cooper is art; the supporting cast is good, but the film is completely bogged down by actual lead Danny Huston.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 13, 2004
[L]ays bare... the mess that is the American political scene today: corruption, hypocrisy, ignorance, arrogance, fearmongering, divisiveness, and incipient fascism.
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
October 8, 2004
Silver City is nowhere near Sayles at his best.
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
October 6, 2004
The plot of Silver City is movieish in the extreme, with filthy abandoned mines subbing for the bars and alleys of urban noir, but it's no more than mild cheese.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 6, 2004
The film's saving grace is Danny Huston.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
October 6, 2004
As a John Sayles fan, it pains me to have to tell all of you that his latest film, Silver City, just isn't that good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
October 2, 2004
A lifeless production that's underwritten and overcast ... it's preachy and just plain dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jules Brenner
Filmcritic.com
October 1, 2004
Did no one advise Sayles that Huston, who played "hotel manager" in Hotel and "herdsman" in The Bacchae (don't ask me!) was entrusted with too much?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 1, 2004
Sayles should switch to television, because each new movie now resembles a pilot episode for an HBO series...
| Original Score: 2/4
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