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The Silver Streak

action & adventure, comedy, romance


In this wild comedy adventure, rail passenger George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) finds that a romantic escapade with a sultry secretary (Jill Clayburgh) puts him in the middle of a Hitchcockian murder plot.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    88%
  • Audience Score
    72%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    88%
    reviews counted: 7
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  • Audience

    72%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh:

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: ...the entire film might just be worth a look for the sequence in which Pryor teaches Wilder how to be black.

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Saturday, June 4, 2005

Fresh: It could have been a lot funnier if Wilder was a more gifted comic.

- Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

This is both a thriller and a comedy, but not a spoof exactly. I really like this movie, it has an excellent cast and a great story. I highly recommend it.

- ajv2688, Monday, January 3, 2011

3 stars

Enjoyable train ride. Fun with Gene and Richard. It's a decent balance of comedy, action and romance. Harmless.

- YosemiteSamFan, Monday, August 20, 2007

4 stars

One of the most hilarouis movies I've ever seen, and I don't usually like comedy!

- sainttom93, Thursday, July 5, 2007