Made in Dagenham (2010) - Rotten Tomatoes

Made in Dagenham (2010)



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Movie Info

Based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination.more
Rating: R (for language and brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William Ivory
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2011
Box Office: $1.1M
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site


Sally Hawkins
as Rita O'Grady
Miranda Richardson
as Barbara Castle
Rupert Graves
as Peter Hopkins
Rosamund Pike
as Lisa Hopkins
Richard Schiff
as Robert Tooley
Daniel Mays
as Eddie O'Grady
Sian Scott
as Sharon O'Grady
Robbie Kay
as Graham O'Grady
Andrew Lincoln
as Mr. Clarke
Kenneth Cranham
as Monty Taylor
Gina Bramhill
as Hopkins' Secretary
Joseph Kloska
as Undersecretary #1
Miles Jupp
as Undersecretary #2
Philip Perry
as Arthur Horovitz
Peter-Hugo Daly
as Bartholomew
Angus Barnett
as Passing Van Driver
Birgitta Bernhard
as Choir Mistress
Laurie Cannon
as Reporter #1
William Ivory
as Reporter #2
Nico Tatarowicz
as Reporter #3
Denis Gilmore
as Man on Bike
Danny Huston
as Voice of American Bo...
Mitchell Mullen
as Kronnfeld
John Sessions
as Harold Wilson
Matt King
as Trevor Innes
Noah Taylor
as Lisa Hopkins' Son
Victoria Watkins
as Union Secretary
David Bond
as Union Chairman
Simon Nehan
as Welsh Union Man
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Critic Reviews for Made in Dagenham

All Critics (124) | Top Critics (31)

Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.

Full Review… | January 31, 2011
Miami Herald
Top Critic

A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

Unfortunately, the story is just so predictable that there's little dramatic tension to speak of.

Full Review… | October 7, 2015
Critic's Notebook

A cheeky and uplifting "inspired-by-a-true-story" that overcomes its predictability with sparkling performances, a dash of wit and a lot of heart

Full Review… | January 15, 2013
Tribune News Service

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review… | April 13, 2011
Movies for the Masses

All the anger has been wrapped up in a tea cozy.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011

Audience Reviews for Made in Dagenham


An inspirational story for women's rights and good on them, however this movie is just boring. Bob Hoskins is brilliant and the cast is brilliant but not my sort of movie!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

An entertaining, but curiously, slightly frustratingly middle class image of working class struggle.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer


Solid cast - Sally Hawkins and Bob Hoskins - but this film's beginning is brutally boring, and in all it's too didactic, moving slowly and belabouring most plot points. The subject matter is important, and it's not without it's moments, but the dialogue is clunky and poorly written, veering dangerously close to Movie of the Week territory by times.

Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Made in Dagenham Quotes

Lisa: Because I called Mr. Clarke a complete cock.
– Submitted by Hanna K (4 years ago)
Reporter 1: What if Mrs. Castle says no?
Reporter 2: Yeah, how will you cope then?
Rita O'Grady: How will we cope? How will we cope? We're women. Now please stop asking stupid questions.
– Submitted by Zee A (5 years ago)
Rita O'Grady: Look I know you're not mentioning it because you're being polite and everything, but that day when we met in the corridor, well, I was really upset, and I never really use that type of language.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Lisa: I'm Lisa Burnett, I'm 31 years old and I have a first class honours degree from one of the finest universities in the world, and my husband treats me like I'm a fool.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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