Suffragette

Suffragette

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

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

The tale of one woman’s brave stand against injustice, Suffragette is a gruelling history lesson, alleviated by flashes of heartache and humour. We follow fictional protagonist Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan), from humble early 20th Century London laundress, wife, and mother, to fully fledged suffragette, committing acts of civil disobedience in a bid to achieve voting rights and fair pay for women.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Stirring and cleareyed - the best kind of history lesson.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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The Age

The Age

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.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

This would've made for a great TV serial.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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.

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