The Lady - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lady Reviews

Page 1 of 4
September 15, 2017
The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as depicted by Michelle Yeoh is incredibly powerful.
September 8, 2017
Screenwriter Rebecca Frayn's full feature debut is alluring, fascinating to watch and, most importantly, makes you care about Suu Kyi.
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
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 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 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
April 13, 2012
An appropriately respectful and dignified biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 13, 2012
"The Lady" is a portrait in moral and physical courage, a sort of analysis of what constitutes greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2012
Yeoh is perfectly cast. Slender and graceful, her physical resemblance to Suu Kyi is remarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2012
The Lady is ... tilted away from the churning melodrama of Suu Kyi's country and toward the intimate dilemma of a loving couple forced apart by circumstance.
April 12, 2012
Yeoh brings a glowing compassion to this role...a story that has global implications and which can't help but move you with its story of one woman's bravery and strength.
April 10, 2012
A beautifully majestic film ... Yeoh's powerhouse performance [is] the type of acting that tends to warrant awards attention.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
April 9, 2012
...the choice of Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi is perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 5, 2012
[Besson] has attained two striking performances from his leads and many of the individual scenes pack quite a punch as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 30, 2012
An inspiring portrait of a passionate female freedom fighter and an exquisite love story set in the darkness of violence, repression, and tyranny in Burma.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 10, 2012
Elegant biopic about Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma's iconic freedom fighter, known as South Asia's 'steel orchid.'
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 12, 2012
If The Lady never quite blossoms in the way one might hope, it's largely because its subject has never been allowed to either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 4, 2012
Besson is on his best behaviour, but he's so buttoned-up that his film is a little dull... Even imperfectly told, however, Aung San Suu Kyi's story remains astonishingly powerful and moving.
January 1, 2012
Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis are impressive.
Page 1 of 4