A total surprise after the film's generic trailer. Through the actions/eyes of a poor factory working mother drawn into the suffragette movement we're given a moving glimpse of the struggle to give women the vote in England near 100 years ago. The complete injustice, discrimination and brutality portrayed makes for an engrossing film full of fine performances especially lead Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff.
Overlong and underwritten. Chooses to focus on a flat, fictional character of a significant movement, as well as emotional manipulation conveyed by scenes of brutality and orchestra music. Like the most boring and inert history lesson.
everybody should watch this to educate themselves! of course this film shows only one side of this movement but still!
Also: I was hoping she would smash the flat iron in that assholes face, but hey the hand is good, too!
Fake documentary-ish white mass feminist drama with some rich characters, but they didn't really took "advantage" of that. Also, I had no idea black people didn't exist in the UK 90 years ago. Peculiar.
This amazing film about justice and freedom portrays how badly women were treated when they fought for the vote being beaten in the streets and force fed in the prisons. Brilliant performances from so many actresses such as Carey Mulligan and an excellent film from the Director Sarah Gavron. How on earth did it it take Switzerland until 1971 to give votes for women?
This long overdue film,about the fight for British women to vote,is a solid political drama.An excellent ,mainly female cast,reminds us that it is sometimes necessary to oppose the authorities of the day,in order to obtain justice.A justice that women,black's and homosexuals (to name but a few),have been and indeed are still fighting for,in other parts of the World.A film to inspire the desire for justice and freedom
I am not usually into films about activism but might change my mind. It is incredible that not so long ago, women in UK and Europe could not vote and I am so glad so much has been done since. However, I feel the film simplifies the whole situation as one man, head of the police forces, embodies the whole male establishment. I might prefer to see a documentary about the suffragettes rather than a fiction...
i can't believe that this story has only just been told! incredibly important film with very strong performances from everyone involved (especially loved helena.) i was so glad that they chose to portray the struggle for the vote from the perspective of the lower class working woman which made it much more relatable and showed a side of history that isn't often told. gritty and honest, please support this film.