• Released
  • September 17, 2004
  • R , 2 hr 4 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
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Silver City Synopsis
The campaign of an inept Colorado governor wannabe is threatened when a body is discovered.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Leaving aside Huston's bland acting and a few other flaws, Sayles's politically charged drama raises a rousing number of issues and ideas,...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The real action in Silver City happens on the fringes, where the mischief is. Daryl Hannah is spice incarnate as Dickie's sexy screw-up...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
It comes off as a fairly straightforward assault on the kind of political corruption that has crossed party lines in movies since the dawn...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It's a cracking good detective yarn with hints of "Chinatown" and Raymond Chandler, and it's a sharp political lampoon of things we're all...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though there's nothing wrong with moral outrage, it doesn't always aid the telling of a complex story. More subtlety might have worked...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Wildly uneven, with long stretches as dull as Dickie.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Essentially a series of walking character sketches. The storytelling is slack and lackluster, the cliches rampant.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
As it is, the movie only shudders to life when Dickie Pilager's onscreen.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Silver City may be the mustiest political-conspiracy tale ever filmed; it's like "Chinatown" rewritten by Ralph Nader.
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20

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Sayle's portrait is painfully unfunny, and the movie as a whole is a plodding polemic.
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Rated R | For language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Drama is too intense for kids and young teens.
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