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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.
Duration: 131 min
Quality: HD
Release: 1983
IMDb: 7.2
Keywords:  #Cher #Kurt Russell #Meryl Streep #Mike Nichols #Silkwood
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July 06, 2010
A very fine biographical drama.
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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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Radio Times
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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TIME Magazine
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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February 15, 2008
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.
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 09, 2009
Seemingly better suited for a documentary.
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Time Out
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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Chicago Sun-Times
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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Nick's Flick Picks
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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People Magazine
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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Hollywood Reporter
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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