Chris Cooper 'SILVER CITY' (2004) Description: In John Sayles' roman à clef, Cooper plays Dickie Pilager -- pronounced "pillager," hint, hint -- an inarticulate local politician running for governor of Colorado. Pro: As Turan wrote of Sayles in his review, "He's made remarkable pictures . . . " Con: " 'Silver City' is not one of them." Quote: "We can't just keep throwing the taxpayers' hard-earned money at these perceived -- you know, and some of them I admit are real -- so-called social problems."
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