Silkwood Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 1432

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 65

Theatrical Release Date: 12/14/1983

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/25/2017

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Mike Nichols

Actors: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson, Fred Ward, Diana Scarwid

Plot: Karen Silkwood worked at the Kerr-McGee nuclear power plant in Oklahoma and was about to go public with the dangerous practices there before dying under mysterious circumstances. This is her story. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
1/4

donkeyknight - wrote on 05/02/2011

Too much circumstancial to justify calling her a crusader. (Or making AFI's Heroes List-c'mon!) And "free spirited existence"? That's a nice euphemism.

Rating of
3.5/4

serioussir - wrote on 05/20/2008

A powerful, disturbing, dramatic true story. Streep and Cher are great. Everyone should see this at least once.

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Rating of
3/4

Carefree wastrel turned nuclear whistleblower.

Indyfreak - wrote on 11/14/2017

A trio of strong performances carry the biographical drama 'SILKWOOD' together. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher play a ragtag threesome living together and working at the same nuclear power plant.
Unfortunately, they discover that the plant is grossly negligent to worker safety and some employees might be contaminated by dangerous radioactive material. Streep plays the lead Karen Silkwood who joined her local union to combat the plant's dangerous conditions. It's an interesting character who doesn't have all the answers and makes mistakes but isn't intimidated by her superiors or coworkers.
Even if you removed the conspiracy thriller aspect of the plot, it's an interesting character study about the interactions between Silkwood, her gruff boyfriend (Russell), and their lesbian …

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