Fueled by Meryl Streep's performance in the title role, energized by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen's script and tempered by Mike Nichols' understated direction, Silkwood is a brilliant movie that puts art above polemics, and the facts above speculation. [14 Dec 1983]
A very fine biographical drama.
Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Silkwood is a friendly, kooky and caring film. [09 Dec 1983]
Vincent CanbyThe New York Times
Silkwood is a very moving work about the raising of the consciousness of one woman of independence, guts and sensitivity.