100 mins
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True story war drama on the high-stakes responsibilities and decisions that Golda Meir, also known as the 'Iron Lady of... More

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Golda | Ratings & Reviews

"(Mirren) brings the prime minister to flinty, vibrant life."


"A lumbering, heavy, solemn film smothered by its own weighty self-consciousness."

The GuardianThe Guardian



"Helen Mirren makes a commanding Golda Meir in square but serviceable biopic."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Mirren portrays Meir... with empathy and loving subtlety."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"Most of Nattiv’s film is a dry and frustrating affair."

The Globe and MailThe Globe and Mail

"Of all the many talents demonstrated by formidable screen presence Helen Mirren, the ability to act her way out of a rubber mask is not one."

The TimesThe Times

"Cinematically, Golda doesn’t altogether avoid a TV-movie stodginess... But it has a businesslike running time, and doesn’t waste it."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"Somewhere under the prosthetics is Helen Mirren, formidably shouldering Meir’s suppressed anguish over the war’s death toll."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"(Mirren's) so-so performance is weighed down all the more by a disappointing dearth of context about this fascinating woman."

New York PostNew York Post

"Only scratches the surface."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"Helen Mirren shines (and smokes) in an otherwise lacklustre Golda."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"The real Meir has more energy and charisma in the few seconds when she’s shown onscreen than Mirren has in 100 minutes."

Boston GlobeBoston Globe

"Helen Mirren gets lost beneath layers of heavy prosthetics and a swirl of incessant cigarette smoke."

"An admirable biopic."

Indian ExpressIndian Express

"An essential piece of cinematic contemplation on the value of war."

Film ThreatFilm Threat

"Plodding and boring."


"While Mirren gives her all to the project, other aspects of the film fall short."

Times of IndiaTimes of India

"Despite a strong performance from Mirren, the film is dreary and fails to translate the complexities of Israeli politics at the time."

South China Morning PostSouth China Morning Post

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