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Silver City Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Drama is too intense for kids and young teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 21, 2007
A simple talking, funny-accented greying conservative politician is shown to be a moron.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 22, 2006
Too close to reality to be effective as satire.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
May 22, 2005
Sayles wraps a gripping murder mystery around a rather unsubtle political satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 14, 2005
Sayles traces how rumor, conjecture, and outright lies seep into the [political] discussion and drive it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 18, 2004
[A] promising but inconsistent mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
October 13, 2004
[L]ays bare... the mess that is the American political scene today: corruption, hypocrisy, ignorance, arrogance, fearmongering, divisiveness, and incipient fascism.
October 8, 2004
Silver City is nowhere near Sayles at his best.
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.
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
October 6, 2004
The film's saving grace is Danny Huston.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 2, 2004
A lifeless production that's underwritten and overcast ... it's preachy and just plain dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
October 1, 2004
Sayles should switch to television, because each new movie now resembles a pilot episode for an HBO series...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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