The Spirit of '45

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This documentary traces how British society evolved during the post-war Labour party years of 1945-51, during which time a fairer society was forged for the working class.

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Critic Reviews for The Spirit of '45

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (3)

  • This film reminds us that admiring the health service has become a distinctively patriotic virtue.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film works all at once as a lament, a celebration and a wake-up call to modern politicians and voters.

    Mar 12, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Films are rarely this committed or, indeed, persuasive.

    Feb 11, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Andrew Pulver

    Guardian
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  • A shame that Loach's latest has all the political sophistication of a students' union protest... As it stands, it's a respectable but flawed portrait of national endurance.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • That The Spirit of '45 survives its simplifications is due to the sincerity and urgency of Loach's argument. And, regrettably, to its pertinence.

    Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…
  • What could be, and largely is, a load of old lefties banging on about the wonders of golden age socialism, is also very much intended as a rallying call to action before the last vestiges of state ownership are tossed to the capitalists.

    Sep 1, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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