• R, 2 hr. 25 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Luc Besson
    In Theaters:
    Apr 13, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 2, 2012
  • Cohen Media Group
  • The Lady
    3 minutes 32 seconds
    Added: Jan 18, 2012


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The Lady Reviews

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The villains are caricatures, the emotions melodramatic, the politics black-and-white - yet French director Luc Besson moves the saga briskly, and does not back away from the violence.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

June 30, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Biopic of Ang San Suu Kyi a notch above the rest

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 3/4

May 24, 2012
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

Ambitious and slightly lengthy, the film presents a sequence of events that, though in hindsight a bit of a muddle, leaves an unforgettable impression of a fascinating couple.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.2/10

April 20, 2012
Simon Miraudo

It's not without faults, but as a piece of illuminating and occasionally - dare I say it - inspirational entertainment, The Lady has my vote.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 3/5

April 17, 2012
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Recommended for anyone interested in how a lone woman can alter history with a strict code of anti- violence - as did moral giants such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela among others. It's inspirational and reassuring

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 13, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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An appropriately respectful and dignified biopic.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 13, 2012
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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"The Lady" is a portrait in moral and physical courage, a sort of analysis of what constitutes greatness.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2012
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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Yeoh is perfectly cast. Slender and graceful, her physical resemblance to Suu Kyi is remarkable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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The Lady is ... tilted away from the churning melodrama of Suu Kyi's country and toward the intimate dilemma of a loving couple forced apart by circumstance.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

April 12, 2012
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Yeoh brings a glowing compassion to this role...a story that has global implications and which can't help but move you with its story of one woman's bravery and strength.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

April 12, 2012
Edward Douglas

A beautifully majestic film ... Yeoh's powerhouse performance [is] the type of acting that tends to warrant awards attention.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 8.5/10

April 10, 2012
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

...the choice of Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi is perfect.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 9, 2012
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

[Besson] has attained two striking performances from his leads and many of the individual scenes pack quite a punch as a result.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 5, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An inspiring portrait of a passionate female freedom fighter and an exquisite love story set in the darkness of violence, repression, and tyranny in Burma.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 5/5

March 30, 2012
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Elegant biopic about Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's iconic freedom fighter, known as South Asia's 'steel orchid.'

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 8/10

March 10, 2012
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine

If The Lady never quite blossoms in the way one might hope, it's largely because its subject has never been allowed to either.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 12, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Besson is on his best behaviour, but he's so buttoned-up that his film is a little dull... Even imperfectly told, however, Aung San Suu Kyi's story remains astonishingly powerful and moving.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

January 4, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis are impressive.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

January 1, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

The Lady illustrates the personal sacrifices which Suu Kyi made in order to maintain pressure on the Burmese government.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's a worthy film...with no happy ending.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

December 28, 2011
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