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The Spirit of '45 (2013)

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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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The film works all at once as a lament, a celebration and a wake-up call to modern politicians and voters.

March 12, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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A fond postcard from Ken Loach from the era when British socialism with a democratic spirit gripped the nation in a post-war embrace. His sense of cinema serves him well and he knows how to elicit emotions with the various tools at his disposal

November 30, 2013 | Full Review…
Urban Cinefile

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.

March 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Times (UK)

A thin, misleading and sentimental account of history, and how we got from there to here.

March 17, 2013 | Full Review…
Observer (UK)

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.

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
London Evening Standard

A thought-provoking history lesson.

March 15, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Daily Express (UK)

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