The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

The Iron Lady

British Prime Minister (from 1979 - 1990) Margaret Thatcher biopic with the great Meryl Streep (in an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA winning performance) playing the titular Iron Lady. Tells Thatcher's story via flashback, including the lead-up to Britain's controversial involvement in the Falklands War in 1982. Jim Broadbent plays her husband Dennis.

The Iron Lady blog says the story is about a "woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is an intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman."

Best Actress winner (Streep) at the 2012 Academy Awards, BAFTAs and Golden Globes. Winner of Best Make Up at the 2012 Academy Awards.
2011Rating: M, contains violence105 minsUK
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography

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The Iron Lady / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Fuzzy-headed biopic, which glosses over the former British prime minister's politics in favor of a glib, breakneck whirl around her career and marriage.

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Total Film

Total Film

Not Iron Man’s mother, but an adroit if flashy tribute to Mrs Thatcher’s ascent to power. Sly satire and a sublime Streep should tempt in more than the party faithful.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

This is a brave stab at a contemporary life, and even with its flaws it does Margaret Thatcher a certain grudging justice. Awards should be coming Streep’s way; yet her brilliance rather overshadows the film itself.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A breezy, whistle-stop tour through the unstable nitroglycerin of Thatcher's life and times.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Meryl Streep gives a fully realized portrait of British Prime Minister Thatcher in a biopic that values character over context.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

One of Streep’s finest-ever performances. But beyond that — whatever Morgan and Lloyd’s intentions — it’s little more than a myth-enshrining exercise.

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