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Critic Consensus: Peterloo proves writer-director Mike Leigh's populist anger remains undimmed - but that righteous fury occasionally overpowers the narrative.
Critic Reviews for Peterloo
You can feel Leigh's fury glowering off the screen through the entire last act, but that fury does the film and the filmmaker little service.
Those with the patience and attention span are rewarded; the last 30 minutes is perhaps the most visceral filmmaking Leigh has ever pulled off...
The authenticity is immersive, even if the historical exposition occasionally feels like prep for an exam no one's warned you about.
Leigh's passion for the material seems to have led him to approach it from an angle more pedagogic than artistic.
It's a stately, explicitly rhetorical paean to the people - setting the past in stone while also lashing out at a present-day political order.
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