Suffragette Reviews

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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.
October 14, 2017
For a movie about the breaking point of the British Suffragette movement that saw marches and demonstrations turn to vandalism and arson, Suffragette is hella boring.
October 10, 2017
It's a nexus writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) relentlessly implies but never establishes.
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 27, 2017
Suffragette means well, but manages to do just about everything badly. Maybe, if we're very lucky, Ken Burns will get interested in making a mini-series about what women wanted.
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.
February 28, 2017
What is the point of the silly, histrionic teatime drama Suffragette? Certainly not to focus on the actual suffering of the suffragettes, who a little more than 100 years ago were sent to prison and force-fed after a string of "terrorist" attacks.
February 14, 2017
Sure, script is hokey at times, and the film features a shockingly small amount of Meryl Streep considering her billing, but the historical event at its core transcends these finicky notes.
January 25, 2017
This is much more than a film about women demanding to vote; it's about women's struggle to be heard and taken seriously, most notably in the workplace as well as in their own homes.
December 12, 2016
Suffragette might not be everyone's cup of tea. But it is a bracing elixir for anyone who thinks human rights are inalienable.
December 7, 2016
Suffragette is a fantastic resource about a period of history that remains largely unspoken about.
August 4, 2016
As grey and lifeless as the lethargic pedestrians wandering through the London streets.
June 28, 2016
Fusing the civil rights picture with British miserablism, Sarah Gavron's grinding Suffragette offers very little room to breathe.
May 12, 2016
A compelling and propulsive no-holds-barred interpretation, Suffragette does not shy away from accentuating the extreme subversive tactics employed by the bastions of the women's movement in the face of frenzied, brutal opposition.
April 17, 2016
The movie isn't as dynamic as it could have been, but it gets to the core of what big, important social change means - and how little glory there is in ground work.
April 6, 2016
Sarah Gavron's film is, amazingly, the first ever to be made about the Suffragettes.
March 2, 2016
Suffragette barely delves into the inner workings of its political movement, opting instead for an admittedly sympathetic 'everywoman' protagonist.
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