Suffragette

Suffragette

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Suffragette

Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter lead this UK historical drama about the women’s suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century – a feminist movement that saw its foot soldiers forced underground and threatened as a result of their peaceful protest for equality. From director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) and Emmy-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan (TV’s The Hour).

2015Rating: M, Violence & offensive language106 minsUK
DramaHistorical
95%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A picture whose politics prove rather more commendable than its artistry.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Writer Abi Morgan ('Shame', 'The Iron Lady') and director Sarah Gavron's ('Brick Lane') tough, raw, bleak-looking film makes the suffragettes' dilemma feel immediate and real.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Written, shot and acted with a hot-blooded urgency that reminds you the struggle it depicts is an ongoing one...

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Stirring and cleareyed - the best kind of history lesson.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Director Sarah Gavron does well to galvanize her story with a degree of urgency: the result of swift, assured camerawork and a brilliantly understated performance by Carey Mulligan.

3.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Makes a case for the historic importance of these renegade women, who launched the first wave of feminism, but you may wish the stirring narrative wasn't so streamlined.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though ably acted and indisputably on the side of the angels, "Suffragette" as directed by Sarah Gavron is more dead-on earnest and schematic than it needs to be.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

This would've made for a great TV serial.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The surprise of Suffragette is how much anger and urgency it contains, and how much new material it unearths.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A wonderfully involving, moving Carey Mulligan and the spirited ensemble around her flesh out a handsomely crafted, timely look at why and how far people are willing to go for a cause.

4.0
0

Bit Disappointed

Honestly, I was hoping for more. Stellar cast and such an emotive topic, it could have been compelling, but I oft found I wanted more from Carey Mulligan's character Maud & better pacing of the film. I will say I was extremely proud to see NZ at the top of the list of countries streamed at the end showing the dates women won the right to vote. I do think...

3.0
0

Gets my vote

'Suffragette' sometimes manages to be as powerful as it wants to be but unfortunately just as often merely settles for being as solid as it needs to be. Despite its various missteps (including some very strange and distracting cinematography that fails to make best use of the stunning art direction) it ultimately manages to deliver its final blows with a...

3.0
0

Women's Voices Ring Clear

An arresting film from start to finish with superb performances from Mulligan, Bonham Carter, Wishaw, and Gleeson which, for a 'feminist' film, was balanced in its portrayal of men and the institutions that perpetuated the oppression of women.

4.0
0

A lot of standout performances in this movie and it spoke volumes about the length one would go to, to headline a cause he/she really cares about. Pricks one's conscience, either you are for or against. The team and crew on this film did well to put together a a great script and storyline based on historical records. The film flowed so well, especially...

4.0
0

Nothing changes without people taking action

This movie could have been sappy, over dramatic, too much of a star vehicle (I was seriously worried about Streep being in it), too sensitive to men, too violent but I was just happy they had made it at all. I went with my famiy, three generations of female voters. A part of me wanted us in a line in the movie house just sharing this amazing work our...

5.0
0

Fail to portray all

It's an ambitious portrayal of feminism movement at the beginning of the last century. However, almost all characters have richer stories than the lead.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A picture whose politics prove rather more commendable than its artistry.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Writer Abi Morgan ('Shame', 'The Iron Lady') and director Sarah Gavron's ('Brick Lane') tough, raw, bleak-looking film makes the suffragettes' dilemma feel immediate and real.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Written, shot and acted with a hot-blooded urgency that reminds you the struggle it depicts is an ongoing one...

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Stirring and cleareyed - the best kind of history lesson.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Director Sarah Gavron does well to galvanize her story with a degree of urgency: the result of swift, assured camerawork and a brilliantly understated performance by Carey Mulligan.

3.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Makes a case for the historic importance of these renegade women, who launched the first wave of feminism, but you may wish the stirring narrative wasn't so streamlined.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Though ably acted and indisputably on the side of the angels, "Suffragette" as directed by Sarah Gavron is more dead-on earnest and schematic than it needs to be.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

This would've made for a great TV serial.

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The surprise of Suffragette is how much anger and urgency it contains, and how much new material it unearths.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A wonderfully involving, moving Carey Mulligan and the spirited ensemble around her flesh out a handsomely crafted, timely look at why and how far people are willing to go for a cause.

4.0
0

Bit Disappointed

Honestly, I was hoping for more. Stellar cast and such an emotive topic, it could have been compelling, but I oft found I wanted more from Carey Mulligan's character Maud & better pacing of the film. I will say I was extremely proud to see NZ at the top of the list of countries streamed at the end showing the dates women won the right to vote. I do...

3.0
0

Gets my vote

'Suffragette' sometimes manages to be as powerful as it wants to be but unfortunately just as often merely settles for being as solid as it needs to be. Despite its various missteps (including some very strange and distracting cinematography that fails to make best use of the stunning art direction) it ultimately manages to deliver its final blows with a...

3.0
0

Women's Voices Ring Clear

An arresting film from start to finish with superb performances from Mulligan, Bonham Carter, Wishaw, and Gleeson which, for a 'feminist' film, was balanced in its portrayal of men and the institutions that perpetuated the oppression of women.

4.0
0

A lot of standout performances in this movie and it spoke volumes about the length one would go to, to headline a cause he/she really cares about. Pricks one's conscience, either you are for or against. The team and crew on this film did well to put together a a great script and storyline based on historical records. The film flowed so well,...

4.0
0

Nothing changes without people taking action

This movie could have been sappy, over dramatic, too much of a star vehicle (I was seriously worried about Streep being in it), too sensitive to men, too violent but I was just happy they had made it at all. I went with my famiy, three generations of female voters. A part of me wanted us in a line in the movie house just sharing this amazing work our...

5.0
0

Fail to portray all

It's an ambitious portrayal of feminism movement at the beginning of the last century. However, almost all characters have richer stories than the lead.

3.0
0