Silverton Siege

Movie review by Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
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age 15+

Tense, violent South African thriller set during apartheid.

NR 2022 101 minutes

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age 16+

Freedom will cost you everything.

Started off to watch a movie while doing some stuff but I was unable to do anything as I was hooked to watch from start to end. The main characters' acting makes you want more. This movie doesn't patronize terrorists or the crimes they make. This movie also didn't show too much blood and violence. Instead, the movie evokes the nationality in you and shows that violence doesn't always solve your or your nation's problems. Refreshing to watch and the message for freedom is strong. As a citizen of a colonized country, watching "Silverton Siege" triggered a lot of emotions and made me re-think about my perception of freedom.
age 15+

1st time Director wanted 60% factual, created 100% doubtful

Silverton Siege is based upon a real life siege in South Africa 1980. As depicted in the film, the three antagonists enter the bank and take hostages - This now ends our 60% factual commitment from the Director. The events of the actual Silverton Siege are very violent and disturbing, and I'll let you all look up the details. Overall this film, Silverton Siege, tells of events in 1 hour 40 minutes in what should have taken 20 minutes to capture - the rest of the film is to exponate and exaggerate only a very small portion of actual events.

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