Made in Dagenham Reviews

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January 11, 2021
The film's success resides in its ability to balance the mundane with the revolutionary. I was moved by stolen moments between Hawkins and Lisa Hopkins (Pike).
August 30, 2018
Although Made in Dagenham is far from perfect and has a particular fondness for those impromptu speeches which turn out to be stirringly spot-on, it is so warm-hearted and affectionate it wouldn't be right to take against it.
January 31, 2011
Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.
January 7, 2011
A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.
January 7, 2011
Made in Dagenham does a good job of capturing the period. But too often it's simply put in service to the obvious, as heard in those uplifting choruses of "You Can Get It If You Really Want."
January 1, 2011
It's a nice breather indeed.
December 30, 2010
The likable little British import "Made in Dagenham" delivers an overdue valentine to some unsung heroines of the people-power revolution.
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.
December 24, 2010
Everything about "Made in Dagenham" is predictable. But thanks to Hawkins and the other women involved, it's entertaining as well.
December 23, 2010
To the extent that this mostly sunny excursion succeeds, it's due to the irrepressible Hawkins.
December 23, 2010
[A] condescending exercise in you-go-girl uplift
December 22, 2010
This was as wonderful time as I'd had in ages, and when it was over the only thing I really wanted to do was to ask the projectionist if they'd kindly be willing to run the thing again.
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.
December 3, 2010
This time out, with a few exceptions, the inspiration feels solid and earned, not saccharine and contrived.
November 25, 2010
Feels as factory-assembled as one of the Ford cars glimpsed in the movie.
November 24, 2010
Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike, Bob Hoskins, and a talented group of mostly newcomers rarely hit a false note and characters one can believe in go a long way in a film such as this one.
November 24, 2010
The unexpected thing about "Made in Dagenham" is how entertaining it is.
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.
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.
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