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

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  • The veteran director Ken Loach hoists the red flag with The Spirit of '45, a polemical documentary filled with hope and heroism, which takes a look at the resurrection of Britain after the war.

    Mar 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • Using eloquent archive footage and contemporary interviews not exactly representative of the other side of the argument, Loach hammers his points home one by one.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • 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 ends up as a tale told by an ideologue, full of sound and fury, of question-begging certitudes and the siege engines of self-righteousness.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Demanding balance from a Ken Loach film is a little like wanting a goat to do a handstand.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Preaching to the choir.

    Mar 14, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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