Silverton Siege


Action / Crime / Drama / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 75%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 3742

Plot summary

April 27, 2022 at 10:39 AM


Mandla Dube

Top cast

Arnold Vosloo as Johan Langerman
Sarah Kozlowski as Madeleine
Michelle Mosalakae as
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930.83 MB
English 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 13 / 59
1.86 GB
English 5.1
24 fps
1 hr 41 min
P/S 12 / 79

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tweekums 8 / 10

Solid hostage drama loosely based on real events in 1980

As this South African drama opens four anti-apartheid activists are planning to attack a fuel depot in the outskirts of Pretoria... they don't realise that the police are expecting them. When they spot the police they try to escape. Following a chase one of them is killed and the three survivors, two men and a woman, flee into a bank. Once inside they take the staff and customers hostage. Outside the police, led by Captain Johan Langerman, surround the only way in or out of the building and wait to hear the hostage takers' demands. Tensions rise as it becomes clear that the only way the trio are going to leave the bank is in handcuffs or body bags.

I didn't know any details of the original events so while watching I wasn't bothered by how much it differed from reality. Watching this purely as a drama it proved to be gripping. The action starts early on and tension is maintained until the end. Many reviewers complain about the film being overly woke but it was less so than I'd expected; the police weren't all evil racists and the activists weren't perfect. The cast was impressive; most notably Thabo Rametsi as the group's leader Calvin Khumalo and Arnold Vosloo as Captain Langerman. The locations used are fairly limited but effective; the inside of the bank and the square outside... although anybody who has been to Pretoria will know this is smack bang in the middle of the city not in a suburb miles away! Having read a little about the actual events I'm not sure all the changes were necessary although I can understand why they were done as it added some drama. Overall I'd say this is worth watching if you like a good hostage drama; even if it isn't that accurate it might inspire viewers to read a little more about the events.

Reviewed by losmuertosx 7 / 10

Reality, fantasy or fabrication.

When I first saw the ratings of this movie - I was shocked to see why such a good movie has gotten bad ratings.

Why are the people upset ?

I instantly understood what could be the problem.

It was the fact that the movie is based on actual events.

Upon research, using materials published by the media. I found that the movie had presented a different story than that which actually took place.

But it is also often said that, history is written by victors.

I do not know of the actual events that transpired.

The movie is actually good, with some great acting by Thabo Rametsi and Arnold Vosloo.

Seeing that this movie is a touchy subject to some people because of the event and the groups involved, and the difference of opinion on what actually took place that day. It is unfortunate, that this movie will suffer because of the negative ratings that it will receive.

But at the same time, being an outsider. Seeing this movie unbiased, I understand both the sides.

Reviewed by awesomeamon 3 / 10


The movie was doing was pretty good, but after I read what really happened, I was disappointed. They could have followed the actual events and the movie would have been even better.

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abadi_nasser June 28, 2022 at 08:05 pm

u did something amazing guy's

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tchevs May 03, 2022 at 05:05 pm

amazing movie. no words to describe

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Jackll27 May 02, 2022 at 04:55 am

Great movie, enjoyed it very much, thanks

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turfking888 May 01, 2022 at 03:19 am

By the way, Thomas Sowell would have made a great POTUS

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turfking888 May 01, 2022 at 03:17 am

Racism slices both ways and I think ones claiming others opinions are racist are actually racist themselves. I will pass on this movie because like Fascist Democrats of Today, you can't allow others to have a differing opinion than your own and you really ruined it before I watched it

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kxnhxlxt April 30, 2022 at 12:50 pm

Its actually a great movie and the actors are so great also

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Chidayzz April 29, 2022 at 07:09 pm

Clearly you all are racist and jealous to see black people beating you in acting well

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Plan_C April 28, 2022 at 06:18 pm

Pretty bad! Criminal terrorists trying to be the good guys. btw, all the posters that say not liking this is racism - they are the real racists

MusicInc profile
MusicInc April 28, 2022 at 07:09 am

There are people giving this film an unjust low rating of 5.0 just because it is about African people seeking freedom.

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MrHenchman April 28, 2022 at 06:35 am

Lol it really makes me laugh seeing how angry and frustrated the internet racists are . This movie is fantastic and I love how it makes these vile racists uncomfortable, thanks freeman. Amandla!!!

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Knacker April 28, 2022 at 03:15 am

Let's bake a cake and celebrate the stupidity of moviemakers. Do we really need to "celebrate and glorify" these idiots? seriously.

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shadoz66 April 27, 2022 at 11:34 pm

I watched about 5 minutes in and I have already turned the work of fiction off. Mandla Dube go F... yourself you cant change history and u have targeted the wrong audiance the people you made this for cant even afford television sets because the people they elected have stolen almost everything.

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ZS6CSI April 27, 2022 at 06:11 pm

Three terrorist take hostages in a bank after their planned terrorist act is thwarted by police. They are killed by police and in the process two hostages are killed.

Msabat profile
Msabat April 27, 2022 at 04:27 pm

Correction, terrorist and not freedom fighters.

zalaco profile
zalaco April 27, 2022 at 03:48 pm

Why no more synopsis??

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maphy7 April 27, 2022 at 03:47 pm

SYNOPSIS: Follows three young freedom fighters who seek refuge in a South African bank in Silverton, and take the bank and its customers hostage and would only release them in exchange for the release of Nelson Mandela. (IMDB)