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Mike Nichols United States, 1983

Dalibor's rating of the film Silkwood

Very conservatively directed biopic about a 70's whistleblower, offering a slice of rural Americana. Somewhere on track with Lumet's takes on police corruption, but never as provocatively ambiguous, remaining subtlety suggestive throughout. Emotions might seem rushed, however slow-paced, and subplots like protagonists relationship with her children and/or short-lasting big-city affair find very little purpose.