Peterloo Reviews

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May 26, 2019
It's a word-heavy drama, no doubt, but those attuned to Mike Leigh's cinema of discord and working-class anger will welcome it as one of his finest works.
May 21, 2019
Still, it is a powerful, important part of anger-fueled history and is worth seeing.
May 18, 2019
Peterloo is an impressive and absorbing achievement that brings an important yet surprisingly forgotten event back into the mainstream consciousness.
May 17, 2019
As the overlong (2 1/2 hours plus) film drags on you get the numbing feeling that Loach would have done it all much better, more economically and with more passion.
May 17, 2019
Mike Leigh had plenty of material to make an exciting and historically accurate film about the Peterloo massacre. He made a boring one instead.
May 17, 2019
This is honest storytelling, authentic and seemingly simple but extraordinarily natural and rich.
May 17, 2019
The 75-year-old British filmmaker's most ambitious work to date is also one of the most potent movies of the year.
May 17, 2019
A sizable chunk of Peterloo could be excised and nothing would be damaged in terms of the film's message.
May 16, 2019
There are enough speeches in the movie to make the film seem more curated than directed. But hang in until the third act, and you are likely to find that the lecture has a significant payoff.
May 16, 2019
Crucial to Leigh's very British notion of democracy is a commitment to showing people as they really are -- or as he sees them, in all their knobbly imperfections. Crucial, too, is the fact that even an epic like Peterloo remains a film without heroes.
May 16, 2019
Once again, the director proves himself to be a master of basic human conflict, on whatever scale is necessary.
May 16, 2019
This 153-minute forensic re-examination of a forgotten page in Britain's history books will put you out like a light in no time.
May 15, 2019
Peterloo deserves credit for trying to tackle complex issues but it struggles to create something that is interesting and engaging.
May 14, 2019
Peterloo is impeccably made but lacking a deep emotional centre.
May 10, 2019
A hyperrealist approximation of the origins of class warfare and an efficient didactic exercise that gives a voice to all parties involved. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 10, 2019
The most notable thing about the film is the way that Leigh chose to interpret the massacre. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 9, 2019
The emphasis that Leigh places on on the faces and gestures of the proletariat is appreciated. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 9, 2019
The bulk of Peterloo is an extended history lesson in which the reformers and their opponents deliver one long discourse after another.
May 9, 2019
Mike Leigh brings us a little past time of the british history. A slow but detailed film that is worth watching it. [Full review in Spanish]
May 6, 2019
A transcendental (and brutal) fact in the history of the workers' movement. [Full review in Spanish]
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