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Mike Nichols United States, 1983

A47's rating of the film Silkwood

A remarkably charged and potent slow-burn. The acting, directing, cinematography and production design are superb. With a tighter, more dynamic script, a perfect film. There needs to be more films with strong female leads, which do not shy away from political or univeral human issues. This is Mike Nichols doing his best Martin Ritt - so well. Streep is perhaps her "most unique" here. The ending is magic.