The Iron Lady Reviews

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July 24, 2019
Too much gorging on its female protagonist's poignant late failures of the flesh rather than showing what made her such a colossus in the first place.
June 8, 2019
Make no mistake, this is Streep's show from the first frame to the last. She commands the film with a power and a grace that is as rare as it is breathtaking.
February 6, 2019
As a portrait of a once-powerful woman coping with loss of her faculties, it is sensitive, it is subtle, it is acute. As a portrait of one of the primary leaders of a Western government, it feels partisan...and nonspecific, which is unfortunate.
January 26, 2019
Streep, a prominent presence throughout, truly carries the film.
January 4, 2019
This film was written by, directed by, and stars women. But it's the most anti-female film I've seen in quite some time.
December 6, 2018
Ultimately saved by its intriguing modern day sequences and an unbelievable example of mimicry from Streep.
November 10, 2018
The film in its entirety is just OK
August 31, 2018
The Iron Lady is a better performance than it is film, although I suspect the performance will carry the day.
March 21, 2018
The Iron Lady is a tremendously good movie in what it includes, but one that is sadly incomplete.
February 9, 2018
... turning everything into a wobbly melodrama and placing all the responsibility on the steel shoulders of Meryl Streep is too much. [Full review in Spanish]
December 3, 2017
Have you ever seen a terrific trailer, only to find yourself grossly disappointed in the actual film? Too much of the movie is about an elderly Thatcher shuffling about in a nightgown. (But I challenge anyone to shuffle as convincingly as Ms. Streep.)
September 28, 2017
The film is just too sentimental for a political biopic and especially for one about Thatcher; a famously unsentimental character.
September 18, 2017
Played by the always exceptional Meryl Streep, Thatcher is given more humanity than she may actually deserve.
September 8, 2017
While the movie tries to cultivate Thatcher's life, it's not perfect. But the chemistry between Broadbent and Streep to elevate an untold romance beautifully elevates the flawed movie.
August 30, 2017
As for Streep, she's taken this material and run with it like Tim Tebow with a Hail Mary pass.
August 21, 2017
The Iron Lady is one sad old grey mare, a warhorse in the worst sense of the term, lame, tired, hobbled by a dreadful script and worse direction.
May 9, 2016
While it's the filmmaker's right to sympathise with this furiously divisive and much reviled figure in British politics, the uncritical approach severely undermines the film's conviction.
November 5, 2013
So, as thrilling as it is to watch Streep imitate Thatcher, The Iron Lady feels like a missed opportunity, not to blame and cast aspersions, but to weigh and assess.
September 25, 2013
It's a pity Streep can't be picked up as Thatcher like a chess piece and placed down in a different, better film.
June 30, 2013
A solid tribute to the conservative icon despite its meandering focus on her failing health.
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