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The Iron Lady Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A solid tribute to the conservative icon despite its meandering focus on her failing health.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
September 4, 2012
Streep brilliantly conveying the movie's ultimate message: After all you accomplish in this life, it's the little things that may just be our intended destinies.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Gonsalves
April 30, 2012
The filmmakers haven't come to any conclusion about Thatcher or, indeed, why they made a movie about her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012
Not as satisfying as 'Kings Speech' or 'The Queen' but Streep's predictably flawless performance of Margaret Thatcher induces awe and rousing audience response.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
Streep's performance of a dismissive line such as "People don't think anymore, they feel," will have even the most dyed-in-the-wool liberal questioning core beliefs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 2, 2012
Meryl Streep singlehandedly carries The Iron Lady with a performance-quite literally-for the ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 26, 2012
A great performance can elevate a mediocre film, as is the case here - this is worth watching for Streep alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jackie K. Cooper
January 25, 2012
Meryl Streep's acting is fantastic; the movie not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 23, 2012
This isn't a great movie, but Streep is great in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
January 20, 2012
Whatever flaws the film as a whole may have, the phenomenal accomplishment of Streep's work in it cannot be overstated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
January 19, 2012
Great Streep, iffy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 19, 2012
A two-and-a-half-star movie raised to four-star status solely on the performances of Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Clift
January 18, 2012
Streep's got my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 18, 2012
Streep wears Thatcher's body in her prime with authority and in her twilight with an all-too human sense of frailty, reminding us that, however iron-willed she was as a conservative politician, she is still decidedly human
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
January 16, 2012
Although this is an interesting movie, the character outshines the screenplay. That's not surprising considering that Meryl Streep is earning acclaim for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 'Iron Lady.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
January 16, 2012
Skillfully portrayed by Meryl Streep, on her way to Academy Award nomination number 17...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 15, 2012
(Meryl) Streep's performance elevates the movie, making it seem more important and profound than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 14, 2012
The only element to compel your attendance of this tangle is Streep. What she can do with an anemically written role is glorious. Long may she thrive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
January 14, 2012
The screenplay itself is problematic, but Streep dazzles.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Richard Roeper
March 10, 2012
Leonard Maltin
March 10, 2012
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