Silver City R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 11, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - French - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Bonus Previews
    • Audio Commentary: John Sayles - Director, Maggie Renzi - Producer
    • Featurette: Making Of

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Total Count: 128


User Ratings: 2,759
Rating: 4/5 -- John Sayles' detective story-cum-political satire benefits from a superb turn from the always reliable Chris Cooper as a dimwit, corrupt politician. Full Review
The List
Apr 25, 2019
Cooper has a ball with the role...
Rolling Stone
Sep 30, 2004
Rating: 2/5 -- 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.
Orlando Sentinel
Nov 19, 2004
[T]he actors are excellent...
Entertainment Weekly
Jan 21, 2005
Rating: C+ -- Too close to reality to be effective as satire. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Apr 22, 2006
Rating: 3/5 -- Sayles wraps a gripping murder mystery around a rather unsubtle political satire. Full Review
Shadows on the Wall
May 22, 2005
Ranked #22 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- Sayles deftly weaves together multiple storylines involving environmental issues, political and corporate corruption, activism and illegal immigrants.
Jan 1, 2006

Product Description:

During a gubernatorial race in small-town Colorado, a mystery is uncovered involving a dead body found in a local lake. A private detective, Danny (Danny Huston), is hired by the governor-to-be's campaign manager (Richard Dreyfuss), who is worried that the unexpected event may be used as a scandal-maker by the opposition. But when Danny begins to investigate, he learns that business mogul Wes Benteen (Kris Kristofferson), is using the candidate, Dickie Pilager (Chris Cooper), to promote his moneymaking agenda. Director-writer-editor John Sayles weaves together multiple storylines involving environmental issues, political and corporate corruption, activism, illegal aliens, labor laws, and also a sweet love affair, simplifying it all into a cohesive and deeply enjoyable drama. He gets powerful performances from each cast member, making the characters shine in all of their nuanced intricacies. This strong film reflects on the presidency of George W. Bush in that candidate Pilager is a good-hearted Republican who lacks communications skills and a backbone, allowing regulation to lapse, power to be abused, and a scourge of long-term problems to be ignored. Meanwhile, SILVER CITY is a gripping whodunit, set in the still-dusty New West where old silver mines become real estate developments, and corporate tycoons attempt to privatize protected land for their own bounty. The immediate, effective supporting cast includes Daryl Hannah, Thora Birch, Tim Roth, Maria Bello, Sal Lopez, Miguel Ferrer, and Billy Zane.


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  • Sales Rank: 15,425
  • UPC: 043396093218
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