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Silkwood

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This drama is based on the true story of Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who works at a nuclear facility, who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.
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CRITICS OF "Silkwood"
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

For most of its running time it is so convincing -- and so sure of itself -- that it seems a particular waste when it goes dangerously wrong.
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Radio Times
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March 04, 2015

It's a thought-provoking film that asks questions about the safety of the nuclear power industry that are still pertinent.
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Nick's Flick Picks
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August 09, 2006

Silkwood achieves impressive credentials as a drama of human character, not just as a screed against intolerable public practice.
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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January 09, 2009

Seemingly better suited for a documentary.
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People Magazine
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March 04, 2015

The film seems... unconvincing when it tries to argue the case of Silkwood's martyrdom, but it soars magnificently when it confines itself to the drama of one woman's courage in renouncing complacency for action.
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Chicago Sun-Times
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October 23, 2004

Silkwood is the story of an ordinary woman, hard-working and passionate, funny and screwed-up, who made those people mad simply because she told the truth as she saw it and did what she thought was right.
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TIME Magazine
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July 01, 2011

The facts it can lay its hands on do not support a politically alarming or dramatically compelling conclusion to the mysteries of this case. Nor do they lead to a very uplifting statement about the motives and character of its central figure.
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ColeSmithey.com

February 15, 2008

Gripping.
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Variety
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July 06, 2010

A very fine biographical drama.
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EmanuelLevy.Com
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December 13, 2007

One of Nichols' best films, Silkwood is effective as factual reportage and portrait of working class life (rare sight in Hollywood cinema), with terrific performances by Meryl Streep, as a new type of American heroine, and Cher, as her lesbian roommate
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Time Out
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February 09, 2006

Silkwood's "ordinariness" protects her from being labelled a wild-eyed Trot, but that should not be allowed to obscure her courage or the whitewash ladled onto her story after her death.
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Hollywood Reporter
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November 23, 2014

Extraordinary portrayals of everyday people characterize the contribution of director Mike Nichols' talented diverse cast. Once again, Nichols justifies his past plaudits for bringing the best out of his players.
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