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July 6, 2016
An overlooked film, with an incredible Meryl Streep performance of her career, this is total injustice.
July 5, 2016
There are two kinds of people you make bio pics about; inspirational people and controversial people. Margaret Thatcher is a controversial figure for many.

While the movie does boost some strong performances, the story just seems a bit flat. I don't know if it's because of poor screenwriting or if Margaret Thatcher just isn't that interesting of a person. Probably a bit of both.
½ June 4, 2016
One of the most remebrable and influencial womens in politice ever and with an absolutley extraordenary performance of mail actress

Problém is the style of storytelling is Just boring

But finnale is Just great

In short i rocomend but it is not great

Just upper avaradge
June 3, 2016
Meryl Streep displays her strength as an actress in this portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's life and decline in later life. Released before the 'Iron Lady' passed, the feature focuses primarily on Thatcher's internal struggles.

Though admittedly the plot does portray a 'right wing dream' to some extent, Meryl Streep plays the role phenomenally, and delivers a truly touching performance as she depicts Thatcher struggling to come to terms with her life whilst interacting with apparitions of her deceased husband Dennis. The film progresses extremely smoothly.

Understandably, this won't be everyone's proverbial cup of tea - especially those who already hold strong animosity towards Thatcher. But the quality of Streep's performance is alone enough reason to justify watching this feature. Critics have focussed too much on the political quarrels with this film, and generally have failed to bestow on Streep the praise she deserves.
March 1, 2016
The United Kingdom's first and only female prime minister; Margaret Thatcher shattered the barriers of gender and class in a male-dominated world during her 11 year term of office.

Painting a surprisingly intimate portrait of one of the 20th century's most famous, influential and complex women is Oscar winning dramatic heavyweight Meryl Streep . Depicting Britain's 'Iron Lady' in extraordinary detail from mannerisms to speech, this Streep's masterpiece of mimicry.

Humanised, sentimental and vulnerable, The Iron Lady is a compelling biopic built on not only the subject's actions as head of state, but as a woman trying to survive her married life lived in the public eye.

Through a procession of flashbacks and old newsreel footage , Abi Morgan's precisely constructed screenplay takes Thatcher from an unsure 20 year old post-war grocer's daughter entering politics all the way through to a lonely old lady plagued by the memories of her career and death of her late husband .

Neither idolised nor demonised, this film attempts to strike a balance for both admirers and critics of Thatcher; however I am sure the line will not be so divided for Streep. Could another Oscar nod be on the way?

Published: The Queanbeyan Age
Date of Publication: 19/12/2011
½ February 29, 2016
The Iron Lady: Directed by Phyllida Lloyd
Starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher. A elderly Margaret speaks to her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death and as she looks back on her career as British Prime Minister.
The film has a perfect cast that are never able to shine due to bad storytelling. The plot jumps around far to much and the main focus of her illness overshadows her work in office.
½ January 25, 2016
Another one-woman show, and the illusory connections are bit far-fetched.
½ January 6, 2016
Meryl Streep is sublime as Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady, perfecting even the tiniest twitch of the body and inflection of the voice of the UK's controversial prime minister. However, the direction is a bit heavy handed and the editing too muddled.
January 4, 2016
An oddly focused and somewhat unbalanced narration of Britain's first and only female PM is saved by Streep's intimate performance.
December 27, 2015
Clever concept for how to tell this biopic. But it loses steam towards the end.
½ December 21, 2015
Phenomenal portrayal of a woman who let no man take her down!
Super Reviewer
December 18, 2015
Not to belittle Meryl Streep's performance which was outstanding but the film could have done with another hour or at least half an hour to fill in spaces over a very quickly glossed over political career. Ironically Thatcher's bout with dementia was actually the most poignant part of the film despite criticisms of friends of the family that it was dehumanizing. I thought it made her appear more human than she likely was.
½ December 12, 2015
A powerful biopic film about an influential woman, flawlessly portrayed by Meryl Streep.
½ November 24, 2015
She played the role very well.
½ November 21, 2015
portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Expecting something different from this film it was ok
½ October 24, 2015
Streep gives a respectable portrayal of Thatcher. The part where she gets dementia is a real tear-jerker.
October 13, 2015
A terrific performance by Streep in a film which is more mildly interesting than it will ever be entertaining. Unfortunately, the film exhausts itself in agreeable ability without taking any risks. But it will gage attention and intrigue most.
Super Reviewer
October 12, 2015
Apart from Streep's performance, nothing else works in this terrible, disjointed mess of a biopic that is so badly written and directed, full of illogical narrative elements (the schizophrenia thing is unbelievable) and trying hard to soften the image of the character in an entirely artificial way.
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