Movies: Politics Inc.

John Sayles' Silver City puts the tired in satire;

Is it political satire? Well, more or less at the center of Silver City there's a Bush-like family with a verbally, perhaps mentally, challenged son (Chris Cooper) who's running for Governor of a Western state. Is it a murder mystery? Well, there is this dead body found floating in a lake that everyone is either curious or elaborately incurious about. Is it an assault on America's environmental carelessness? Well, there are a lot of rich guys, led by Kris Kristofferson, doing shabby land deals that kill a lot of innocent fish.

Mostly, though, John Sayles' new movie is an uninvolving muddle....

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