Silk

 (462)5.91 h 48 min2007R
Based on the best-selling novel by Alessandro Baricco, Silk is a visually stunning epic spanning two continents.
Directors
François Girard
Starring
Keira KnightleyMichael PittAlfred Molina
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Kôji Yakusho
Producers
Niv FichmanNadine LuqueDomenico ProcacciSonoko Sakai
Studio
New Line
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.0 out of 5 stars

462 global ratings

  1. 54% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 17% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 16% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 6% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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BWilsonReviewed in the United States on June 6, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A quiet, beautiful film.
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I was completely surprised by this. Being a huge Michael Pitt fan, I could watch him in anything, but was a bit reluctant to see him cast as a romantic lead. He was perfect! The story is timeless and traditional; a man in love with a woman he cannot have, while trying to be loyal to his wife. I am not a fan of films where men are married to an incredible woman, but long for something else. It's been done far too many times, but this story takes many turns that evolve into unpredictable plot lines, each and every one being a huge surprise. Basically, I had no idea what was going to happen next in this film. Also, the chemistry between Pitt and his co-stars is amazing. Knightly is perfect as his delicate wife, and Sei Ashina is also perfect as the quiet dream woman he longs to be with. Or maybe not. And the ending has an amazing surprise that will break your heart and make you want to go right to the beginning and watch it all over again. Also, the cinematography is breathtaking and reminded me of The Revenant in a few scenes. Excellent film that will not leave you disappointed if you love a beautiful, tragic romance.
12 people found this helpful
D. BrittReviewed in the United States on April 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a unique story of love, trade and exotic adventure.
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An absolutely beautiful movie. The back stories of the main characters are disclosed early enabling viewers to care about this saga. For closer look into Japanese daily life I believe Last Samari is more satisfying.
The history and actual processing of silk is wonderfully detailed.
The love story is heartfelt with a twist befitting the best mystery.
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Regina MaximReviewed in the United States on May 16, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Boring
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sorry I paid for this movie. It was not a good story, poorly written monotonous and boring.
2 people found this helpful
Varenne7emeParisReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely absurd...totally ridiculous!
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You could not to pay me to watch that nonsense again. Slow, boring, laughable plot; wholly unappealing cast. The guy--in his role--was a complete jerk. Kept wondering where the story was going. What a stu - pid waste of time. Should have turned it off after the first 20 min. In a word, baka-tare trash.
Written WordReviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Boring
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Tried to stay with this just couldnt
2 people found this helpful
toshwakaReviewed in the United States on August 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Cinematically beautiful & haunting
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Cinematically beautiful & haunting. I think I liked that more than the story. I think I should have learned more about silk were it based more than on the beauty of the shots. And that is what drove me to want to own it so I could watch it when I wanted to.
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I can't watch the movie. my internet works. my ISP says the problem is with Amazon.
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the video froze after 3 minutes. can't find the way to 1] watch it 2] get refund 3] this happens frequently with Prime & NEVER with Netflix. next step is to cancel Amazon.
patricia samwickReviewed in the United States on January 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Predictable
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Not terrific
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