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Silver City

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Source: Catholic News Service

Smartly crafted but overstuffed drama set in Colorado centering on a reporter-turned-private-detective (Danny Huston) hired by the campaign manager (Richard Dreyfuss) of a verbally challenged gubernatorial candidate (Chris Cooper) to investigate the appearance of a corpse during the taping of a campaign commercial. Though well acted, the film, written and directed by John Sayles, tries to keep too many plates spinning -- including subplots involving corporate corruption, government collusion with big business, environmentalism and illegal immigration -- resulting in a somewhat jumbled narrative which never really decides what kind of a movie it wants to be: a sharp political satire or a neo-noir murder mystery a la "Chinatown." Brief violence, an implied sexual encounter and drug content, as well as some rough and crude language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.



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