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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Beautiful but flimsy film. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    By the end of Francois Gerard's plodding, uninvolving melodrama, his boredom will have nothing on yours. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As sensuous as its title, Silk is an exquisitely felt love story that unfolds as delicately as a blooming flower. And as slowly. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Everything is brought together at the end in a flash of revelation that is spectacularly underwhelming. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Cinematographer Alain Dostie's stunning, painterly cinematography is the best -- and perhaps only -- reason to endure this stunted epic. show more

  • 50
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though elegantly staged, Silk is badly written and indifferently cast. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    By any standards, Silk is a bad movie: pretentious, stillborn, devoid of emotion. show more

  • 50
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Failing to make a lick of rational sense, Silk grasps at poetic straws. show more

  • 42
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    Wan, generically pretty adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's 1996 novel. show more

  • 50
    Kevin Crust Los Angeles Times

    Though the film aspires to the epic with pretensions of deeper philosophical meaning, it ultimately settles for being the "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" of historical romances. show more

  • June 11, 2009 Kurt Medina
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    DO NOT bother to see this. Boring, underscripted, acted with no emotion ... or even reason ... by anyone. There are some pretty scenes but with no elements of human feeling.

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