Suffragette Reviews

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September 11, 2019
It's hard to believe that dropping our opinions into a ballot box, something we do so casually, took so much ink, blood, and screaming to accomplish. But it did.
July 9, 2019
On a subject this vital, at a time when women's rights here in America seem under assault more now than in recent memory, I not only would have excused an exclamation point, I badly wanted one.
May 31, 2019
Suffragette is inspirational, important and must-see.
April 19, 2019
Although not a hopeful film Suffragette is inspirational nonetheless, portraying the sacrifices made as women were pushed toward vandalism for want of a better alternative, in a no-nonsense fashion.
February 28, 2019
The British suffragettes of the early 20th century deserve a more honest, grounded depiction than that, and that's what director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan deliver. Their version of the suffragette movement is violent, thrilling and dirty.
January 29, 2019
Suffragette paints an interesting portrait of an extremely important historical time, but it's so in-your-face that the point is almost lost amidst the flotsam and jetsam of its melodrama.
January 17, 2019
It may not have the emotional impact it aims for, but it is still powerful in its own right, thanks largely in part to Carey Mulligan.
December 10, 2018
The backlash against Suffragette for white-washing history, and against the cast for being tone-deaf, is unfortunate but not unwarranted. The movie is good, but not good enough to rise above its own prejudices.
August 27, 2018
[Director Sarah] Gavron, who is also a documentary filmmaker, knows how to reflect the disputes between women and men, and also between themselves. [Full review in Spanish]
August 22, 2018
It's a film made by women, about women, but to be viewed by all.
August 22, 2018
With outstanding performances from Mulligan and Gleeson, it's an emotional and historically significant film that pulls you into the era.
August 10, 2018
The movie agrees with its characters, which is refreshing; and politics are debated only through the viewpoint of the women's experiences.
August 6, 2018
... if you're looking for inspiration, education or a quality cinematic experience, look no further than here.
April 23, 2018
An education for all and an involving drama besides, Gavron's film catches the spirit of tumultuous times.
December 3, 2017
A richly detailed period piece but the struggle it dramatizes - and the very real danger its characters face - is always present. There isn't much time for tea and crumpets when you have mailboxes (not to mention politicians' country houses) to blow up.
October 26, 2017
The film does gain power as it moves along. Partly because the obvious injustice of women being denied the vote for so long becomes overwhelming and partly because of some very nice acting along the way.
September 12, 2017
The bravery and the radicalism was real. I wish, though, that the film itself was a little braver, a little more visceral.
September 1, 2017
It's not a new Hollywood approach, but it doesn't make it right. It just perpetuates the idea that white women represent all women. Period.
June 26, 2017
There's a tendency, among historical dramas about social movements, to make the topic at hand ... sexy, for lack of a better term. This is blessedly not the case with Suffragette.
March 7, 2017
Suffragette is a stirring history lesson, wrapped in a very compelling and intimate film that is riveting, educational and thought provoking.
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