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Made in Dagenham Reviews

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
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
January 1, 2011
It's a nice breather indeed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2010
It's an entertaining, humanist slice of social history scored with a soundtrack of upbeat late-'60s radio hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 30, 2010
The likable little British import "Made in Dagenham" delivers an overdue valentine to some unsung heroines of the people-power revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 29, 2010
The real women of the Ford plant - seen briefly and tantalizing in footage played over the credits - surely could tell a more compelling story than this agreeable but overfamiliar effort; perhaps some documentarian, some day, will give them the chance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 24, 2010
Everything about "Made in Dagenham" is predictable. But thanks to Hawkins and the other women involved, it's entertaining as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 23, 2010
To the extent that this mostly sunny excursion succeeds, it's due to the irrepressible Hawkins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 23, 2010
[A] condescending exercise in you-go-girl uplift
December 21, 2010
Despite a tremendous performance by Hawkins, I was never engaged by the struggle of these women. Their fight may have been historical in its impact, but there's little sense that the personal stakes are high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 3, 2010
This time out, with a few exceptions, the inspiration feels solid and earned, not saccharine and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 25, 2010
Feels as factory-assembled as one of the Ford cars glimpsed in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 24, 2010
The unexpected thing about "Made in Dagenham" is how entertaining it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 23, 2010
One of those gang-of-gals movies full of bicycles, reggae songs, underwear shots and scenes of emotional growth.
November 23, 2010
An art-house crowd-pleaser -- a piece of topical toffee that's entertaining, well cast, and predictable every step of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 22, 2010
Hawkins does all right by her role as written, but I kept imagining what she might have done if she wasn't required to be so unremittingly valorous.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 19, 2010
So smoothly written and well acted that its humanity and good will leave you with a 1960s buzz of hope that social justice might be at hand; that feeling wears off quickly.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2010
Without ever losing sight of the serious issues involved, Cole manages to keep things relatively light-hearted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 18, 2010
In "Dagenham," the filmmaker applies just the right pressure in examining why paying someone a fair wage, no matter their gender, shouldn't be all that difficult to agree to. Harrumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2010
"Made in Dagenham" plays like "Norma Rae" on blood thinners.
November 18, 2010
The women look like ordinary people pushed too far. They also look like they have far more interesting stories to tell than those found in the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2010
Sally Hawkins is just plain irresistible in this funny, touching and vital salute to women in the work force.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 18, 2010
The performances from Hawkins and co-stars Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and especially Rosamund Pike are what elevate the material above its predictability and cliches.
November 17, 2010
[A] cloyingly nostalgic, femme-courting industrial drama...
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 17, 2010
Quite bold, a master class in peppy distraction; this should be required viewing for all political filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 16, 2010
Wimmin power retrofitted as holiday heart-stirrer.
November 15, 2010
For a movie about fighting for what you believe in, Made in Dagenham never puts a toe out of line.
November 15, 2010
The movie is placid and one-dimensional.
November 15, 2010
Made in Dagenham is perfectly shameless but shamelessly perfect.
September 29, 2010
Politically it's light, but its mission is honest. It highlights an important episode in a style that you imagine would appeal to the same women it honours.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 13, 2010
Period authenticity is nailed within the film's sunny design and sharply drawn characters, with the U.K.'s class structure and male-oriented industries depicted without fuss.