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Mike Leigh United Kingdom, 2018

Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Peterloo

Amidst a positively Dickensian cast of characters, some of them verging on caricatures, it is more than a tad dispiriting that the major parts are all played by Basil Exposition on the basis of a script by History O'Level. The most effective sections of the film by far are those dealing with the massacre itself. The heart is definitely in the right place; it is a shame that the head gets rather too much in the way.