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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Biopic of Ang San Suu Kyi a notch above the rest
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
| Original Score: 7.2/10
It's not without faults, but as a piece of illuminating and occasionally - dare I say it - inspirational entertainment, The Lady has my vote.
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
An appropriately respectful and dignified biopic.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
"The Lady" is a portrait in moral and physical courage, a sort of analysis of what constitutes greatness.
Yeoh is perfectly cast. Slender and graceful, her physical resemblance to Suu Kyi is remarkable.
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.
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.
A beautifully majestic film ... Yeoh's powerhouse performance [is] the type of acting that tends to warrant awards attention.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
...the choice of Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi is perfect.
| Original Score: B
[Besson] has attained two striking performances from his leads and many of the individual scenes pack quite a punch as a result.
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.
| Original Score: 5/5
Elegant biopic about Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's iconic freedom fighter, known as South Asia's 'steel orchid.'
| Original Score: 8/10
If The Lady never quite blossoms in the way one might hope, it's largely because its subject has never been allowed to either.
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.
Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis are impressive.
The Lady illustrates the personal sacrifices which Suu Kyi made in order to maintain pressure on the Burmese government.
It's a worthy film...with no happy ending.