Silk

Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15
Watch On
  1. 58
    Sensual but profoundly silly, Silk is ultimately little more than softcore porn with arthouse trappings, a moony, dopily romantic "Red Shoe Diaries" variation for the NPR set.
  2. Failing to make a lick of rational sense, Silk grasps at poetic straws.
  3. 50
    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.
  4. 50
    Cinematographer Alain Dostie's stunning, painterly cinematography is the best -- and perhaps only -- reason to endure this stunted epic.
  5. 50
    Everything is brought together at the end in a flash of revelation that is spectacularly underwhelming.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Kosman
    50
    Beautiful but flimsy film.
  7. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    50
    A visually arresting period piece.
  8. Though elegantly staged, Silk is badly written and indifferently cast.
  9. Wan, generically pretty adaptation of Alessandro Baricco's 1996 novel.
  10. Mr. Pitt is a reasonably photogenic specimen. But this actor, whose typical screen character is a broken, androgynous man-child, is disastrously miscast.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JohnN.
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    Although the man has a beautiful and loving wife awaiting his return, he becomes obsessed with the lovely young concubine of a powerful Although the man has a beautiful and loving wife awaiting his return, he becomes obsessed with the lovely young concubine of a powerful Japanese feudal baron. His choice, love or desire. However, in real life neither of these beauties would give the mayor's son the time of day because he's a lethargic, vacuous, sleepwalking, unkempt zombie. Fortunately, the gorgeous wife, concubine, prostitute and cinematography overcome this egregious miscasting and make the film a wise masterpiece. Full Review »