Silver Bullets

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Silver Bullets
Directed by Joe Swanberg
Produced by Joe Swanberg
Written by Joe Swanberg
Story by Joe Swanberg
Music by Orange Mighty Trio
Cinematography Joe Swanberg
Edited by Joe Swanberg
Distributed by Factory 25
Release dates
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States

Silver Bullets is a 2011 American film directed by Joe Swanberg.



Richard Brody of the "New Yorker" named it the 9th best film of 2011 [1] Variety stated that the film "probably contains Swanberg's clearest exposition of his philosophy, yet its sad aimlessness, from the mouth of an unhappy director (played by the helmer), elicits only a begrudging pity."[2] In the AV Club, the review stated "Silver Bullets’ introspection feels earned", continuing "splinters into an ending that isn’t entirely satisfying, though a prologue and epilogue suggest these issues of control and the line between pretense and reality continue throughout one’s creative life" and gave a "B+" grade.[3] A New York Times reviewer concluded that the film "neither pleases the eye nor stimulates the mind. At one point Mr. Swanberg’s character announces that he couldn’t care less about getting good reviews. Whew, I feel so much better."[4]


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  2. ^ Weissberg, Jay (February 13, 2011). "Silver Bullets". Berlin: Variety. 
  3. ^ Willmore, Alison (October 27, 2011). "Silver Bullets review". Retrieved 2012-09-03. 
  4. ^ Catsoulis, Jeannette (October 27, 2011). "Independent Filmmaker Fights That Old Ennui". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-03. 

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