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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
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
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10

Empire Magazine
July 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 18, 2004
[A] promising but inconsistent mystery.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 6, 2004
The film's saving grace is Danny Huston.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 24, 2004
Sayles may be after the big picture of poisonous politics in Silver City, but it's the small strokes like Dreyfuss' that bring it to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
September 24, 2004
John Sayles' best film since Lone Star
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 23, 2004
Sayles has assembled a large, eclectic, talented cast.
| Original Score: B
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 22, 2004
Becomes mired in Sayles' weakness for enormous ensemble casts and murky plots. The guy can tell a great story when he wants to, but I guess sometimes he just doesn't want to.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 22, 2004
Sayles' prolix narrative, weighed down with subplots and characters and canvassing many social ills, dilutes the impact of a work that should nevertheless still make an impact on thoughtful viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
September 22, 2004
Packs a helluva punch for those willing to watch and listen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
FilmStew.com
September 22, 2004
In a role clearly meant to skewer our Commander in Chief, Chris Cooper goes far deeper than impersonation with his antagonistic relationship with words and religious rebirth.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
September 22, 2004
John Sayles gives us a murder mystery highlighted by several cynical observations of current American politics. The plot as expected of Sayles is intelligent.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Heidi Martinuzzi
Film Threat
September 21, 2004
Slow paced, but interesting, Silver City is a decent flick that entertains primarily because of the political turmoil our own country is in right now.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
August 16, 2007
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 22, 2005
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Time Out
July 21, 2005

BBC.com
July 19, 2005
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
October 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 18, 2004

ComingSoon.net
September 18, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 17, 2004
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