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PG-13 In Theaters 02/26/1997 , 132min.
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December 08, 2008
This is the best western of modern times. It features a who's who of actors, including a young Kevin Costner before he was a star. The images, music, and background are breathtaking. The story is well written. Everything you could ask for in a western.

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Rather than relying on legendary heroes of Westerns past, writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with his brother Mark have used their special talent to create a slew of human scale characters against a dramatic backdrop borrowing from all the conventions of the genre. Full Review
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
It's best when the carefully chosen cast throws itself into developing characters and building their relationships. When pure storytelling takes over after an hour or so, the picture becomes less original and engaging. Full Review
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
Silverado is a completely successful physical attempt at reviving the western, but its script would need a complete rewrite for it to become more than just a small step in a full-scale western revival. [10 Jul 1985, p.5] Full Review
Janet Maslin
The New York Times
Silverado is sufficiently modern to make its landscapes bigger, its people smaller and its moral polarities less powerfully distinct than those of simpler, more starkly beautiful westerns gone by. Full Review
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
Silverado plays like a big-budget regurgitation of old Westerns. Whatkeeps it going is the generosity that flows between Kasdan and his actors. It's got benevolent energies, but not the more primal kind needed to renew the standard Western images and archetypes. [10 Jul 1985, p.26] Full Review

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