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Made in Dagenham Reviews

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook
October 7, 2015
Unfortunately, the story is just so predictable that there's little dramatic tension to speak of.
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 15, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
April 13, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Larsen
March 29, 2011
All the anger has been wrapped up in a tea cozy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
March 29, 2011
Uplifting tale of fight for equal pay; with strong language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
March 4, 2011
You want to see how determined working-class citizens can band together and defeat powerful interests? This is your movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 4, 2011
...a light, rather cheerful movie that tells its story in an uncomplicated fashion while leaning heavily on '60s style and fashion - it's sort of a Mad Men meets Norma Rae meets Laverne & Shirley affair
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 11, 2011
Sally Hawkins isn't built like Rosie the Riveter, but the skinny acting Atlas is more than capable of carrying this formulaic but entertaining feminist labor drama on her fragile-looking shoulders.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
[W]hile there is a power to this tale of triumph, it is measured against the cold calculation of the familiar Brit-com treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
January 26, 2011
Sally Hawkins is eminently watchable, but it's too bad Made in Dagenham feels like it rolled off another kind of assembly line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike Ward
January 21, 2011
I am woman, hear me roar! And by "roar," I mean drive the Ford Motor Company to such a slowdown that it just got passed in the left lane by Mr. Magoo on an exercise bike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 20, 2011
A hopeful tale of how hard times like these ripple through family and community, and can strengthen both in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
January 14, 2011
It's too slight to be considered the feel-good movie of the year; we'll call it the feel-pretty-good movie of the year and leave it at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
January 14, 2011
A pleasant, safe entertainment that doles out story beats with assembly-line precision and whose stakes reside primarily in the performances.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
January 12, 2011
While Made in Dagenham is passably amusing, it's clearly not worth much as history, and its rote parade of obvious plot points can get tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
January 12, 2011
Did it actually happen this way? Probably not, but it should have, and it certainly works as effective drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
January 12, 2011
Rita is wonderfully played by Sally Hawkins, an actor who can't help but add silver linings to whatever dark clouds the script presents... When she's on camera, I'd swear the screen bends into a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
January 7, 2011
This well-meaning salute to women in the workplace is an uplifting crowd-pleaser. Although the dialogue is hard to follow at times due to the British accents, the gist of the movie and the overriding principle at stake is unmistakable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
January 7, 2011
A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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