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3.1
539 Ratings

Suffragette

Directed by Sarah Gavron
United Kingdom, 2015
Drama

Synopsis

The foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.

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Suffragette Directed by Sarah Gavron

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2016 | Winner: European Production Designer

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 | Nominee: British/Irish Actress of the Year

British Independent Film Awards

2015 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

2015 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

Mill Valley Film Festival

2015 | Winner: Mind the Gap (Audience Award)

While it’s gratifying to see that a film about this important subject was written and directed by women, neither director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) nor screenwriter Abi Morgan (The Invisible Woman) demonstrates any willingness to grapple with history’s messy complexities. This is an emphatically rah-rah picture, expending most of its energy on conveying how hard life was at the time for those lacking a Y chromosome. No viewer’s preconceptions will be challenged.
November 04, 2015
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Some will criticize the director’s choice to recount a collective struggle through just one individual, but Mulligan’s performance, coupled with a solid script by Abi Morgan, shows us just how much is at stake when a woman decides to wage war.
October 30, 2015
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This period drama shows how awful it was to be a working-class woman at that time, particularly in its vivid, nightmarish scenes of the industrial laundry where the heroine works: she and the other women clock long hours under extremely unsafe conditions and weather all kinds of abuse from their male employers. Scenes dramatizing the political organizing and protests are less effective, bogged down by pedantic dialogue and historical generalizations.
October 29, 2015
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