Iron Jawed Angels (2003)





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German filmmaker Katja von Garnier directs the HBO original movie Iron Jawed Angels, inspired by a pivotal chapter in American history. Hilary Swank plays Alice Paul, an American feminist who risked her life to fight for women's citizenship and the right to vote. She founded the separatist National Woman's Party and wrote the first equal rights amendment to be presented before Congress. Together with social reformer Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), Paul struggled against conservative forces in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer, Jennifer Friedes
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On DVD: Sep 7, 2004
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as Alice Paul

as Lucy Burns

as Carrie Chapman Catt

as Ben Weissman

as Emily Leighton

as Sen. Leighton

as Doris Stevens

as Ruza Wenclawska

as Frances

as Anna Howard Shaw

as Mabel Vernon

as Harriot Blatch

as Jenny Leighton

as Ida Wells-Barnett

as Mrs. Paul

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Iron Jawed Angels is an important history lesson told in a fresh, and blazing fashion.

Full Review… | February 17, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
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Full Review… | August 13, 2008
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February 17, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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A stunning true story unfortunately tarted up for modern audiences, infused with modern informalities, fictional romances and wildly incongruous post-feminist empowerment pop.

Full Review… | September 7, 2004

Audience Reviews for Iron Jawed Angels

Interesting, but its style is too muddy.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer

Strong, powerful story, it blew me away. I think it's a must see for everyone. I already know the answer to this question but why don't we learn about THIS in history class? I feel like I had no idea the depths of the struggles of the woman's suffrage movement until I saw this movie.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

This is a really well-made film about the fight for suffrage in the U.S. with fine acting by a great cast, and nice direction to boot. The soundtrack iis anachronistic, but it works well, so I have no problem with it, even though it adds historical innacuracy. This was an HBO production, and it helps that it was too. I sadly have to admit that this film would have tanked had it been a big budget Hollywood affair. If you can track it down, watch it. This film captures important events that ALL Americans need to see and know about.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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