Silk

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Released 2007

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Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, Silk is a visually stunning epic spanning two continents. Herve? Joncour's (Michael Pitt) devotion to his beautiful bride (Keira Knightley) is tested by increasingly, dangerous trade missions in search of silkworms for his towns survival. From his journeys to Japan, Herve? brings great wealth for his village, but with each return to the Far East he becomes torn by the temptation of a local warlords sensuous concubine and his love for He?le?ne.

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  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    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.

  • 40

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Mr. Pitt is a reasonably photogenic specimen. But this actor, whose typical screen character is a broken, androgynous man-child, is disastrously miscast.

  • 20

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Silk is a snooze. Vacuous, arid and terminally dull, this adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's freak bestseller hasn't a trace of real life or energy to it, and is hamstrung by a let...

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