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The Lady Reviews

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May 9, 2016
The film-makers are more deft in dramatising these little-known details that never made the headlines, and the tears of genuine sensitivity they elicit may wash away _ or cover up _ the shortcomings in bringing this real-life human struggle to the screen.
April 21, 2013
The dramatic moments are few and far between, and the film seems like it walks in the footsteps of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi at times. Besson definitely tries to present Suu Kyi in a similarly reverent light.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 30, 2012
The villains are caricatures, the emotions melodramatic, the politics black-and-white - yet French director Luc Besson moves the saga briskly, and does not back away from the violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2012
Biopic of Ang San Suu Kyi a notch above the rest
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2012
Great person, but not a great movie
May 9, 2012
Besson hits familiar biopic beats, but the formula could have used something a little more daring to liven things up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 3, 2012
It doesn't rouse the spirit. It barely breathes.
April 27, 2012
A stately, high-minded historical docudrama that's long--very long--on hagiography but extremely short on energy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 27, 2012
The Lady is a slog, a two-and-a-half hour, painted-on-wood exercise in political iconography.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 27, 2012
"The Lady" is a two-hour trip into earnestness, from which audiences will want a little liberation of their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 26, 2012
The Lady doesn't do justice to the amazing life and democratic crusade of Aung San Suu Kyi despite excellent performances by David Thewlis and Michelle Yeoh.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 26, 2012
The Lady is little more than a history lesson - although a beautifully presented one - wrapped in the pink gloss of a G-rated potboiler evidenced in Suu Kyi's and Michael's storybook romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 23, 2012
Well-meaning biopic will barely satisfy people's curiosity about a little-seen woman. Played up as more tragic personal sacrifice than politics, she remains a noble symbol.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 21, 2012
As far as biopics stand Besson has spared no expense in creating as authentic and presentable a movie as he could with The Lady. Yet he has failed to tap into that sense of outrage, sadness and hope that a story like this should conjure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 20, 2012
Ambitious and slightly lengthy, the film presents a sequence of events that, though in hindsight a bit of a muddle, leaves an unforgettable impression of a fascinating couple.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
April 20, 2012
A heavy-handed attempt to sanctify one of the most dignified and uncompromising politicians and human rights champions of recent times.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 19, 2012
[It] does indeed deal with a real life, but follows so faithfully the traditional shape of film biography that it feels less convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 17, 2012
It's not without faults, but as a piece of illuminating and occasionally - dare I say it - inspirational entertainment, The Lady has my vote.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2012
Stolidly maudlin, this enervating sub-middlebrow pic is doomed to well-deserved commercial obscurity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2012
Recommended for anyone interested in how a lone woman can alter history with a strict code of anti- violence - as did moral giants such as Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela among others. It's inspirational and reassuring
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