Suffragette Reviews

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October 10, 2017
It's a nexus writer Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) relentlessly implies but never establishes.
December 22, 2015
It's a graceful, serious-minded period piece that never quite comes to life, although it tells its story clearly and is at pains to place a sympathetic figure at its centre.
November 13, 2015
"Suffragette" is a meaningful history lesson, but as a movie, it plays like a slog through history class.
November 9, 2015
The weight of the entrenched injustices these characters stagger under is enough to keep you on the verge of tears throughout.
November 6, 2015
An intriguing premise dampened by thin characters and a formulaic story.
November 5, 2015
Mulligan, in particular, delivers, bringing believability to a role that's quite a stretch, given the transformation her character has to go through from workaday mum to first-wave feminist superhero.
November 5, 2015
Morgan's writing is occasionally pedestrian, but the sweep of the story, the performances and Gavron's vision make up for it.
November 5, 2015
It's always compelling; you feel grateful, watching, that this story is being told at all.
November 5, 2015
Suffragette occasionally turns hard truths into platitudes. But the story is inspiring, buoyed by a fine cast, a pointed, important examination of the price paid for a shot at equality.
November 2, 2015
The script, by Abi Morgan, filters out the contextual complexities of politics, and Sarah Gavron's direction reduces difficult situations to simple sentiments.
October 30, 2015
Mulligan's performance, coupled with a solid script by Abi Morgan, shows us just how much is at stake when a woman decides to wage war.
October 29, 2015
It's a movie with a lot of things to say, but walking out, you feel like you're still waiting for it to say them.
October 29, 2015
If we now take a woman's right to vote and to hold public office for granted, Suffragette reminds us that it wasn't that long ago when things were different.
October 29, 2015
It riles you up and at times may move you to tears of rage.
October 29, 2015
Suffragette, like Maud, is modest in scope and ambition, and is more emotionally affecting for it.
October 29, 2015
This revolution looks like others that we've seen on screen, and the film legitimizes it while also offering a stark reminder that the fight is far from over.
October 29, 2015
Suffragette is easy to look at, populated by strong actors who move through a world furnished with lovely period detail, but it feels hollow at the centre.
October 29, 2015
This period drama shows how awful it was to be a working-class woman at that time... [but] scenes dramatizing the political organizing and protests are less effective, bogged down by pedantic dialogue and historical generalizations.
October 29, 2015
"Suffragette" is an absorbing, ultimately moving portrait of thwarted ideals that rings all too true today.
October 29, 2015
Suffragette has the power to shock even those familiar with the early days of the feminist movement it dramatizes.
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