this piece of complete disrespectful garbage reflects modern day directors using controversial figures to shock and stir a "conversation" with their very own biopics. I fucking hate biopics.I hope you fucks stop doing this shit. STOP PROFITING WITH PEOPLES DISEASES AND OPPRESSION. To do something like this is to perpetuate Thatcher's legacy. This is not cinema, it's propaganda.
Great performance but a hagiography that whitewashes the endemic abuses of Conservatism. Just as the UK is finding out with Theresa May, having a woman as a leader is hardly a feminist victory when she fails to stand up for and support rudimentary women's rights - and don't get me started on the suppression of unions leading to the subjugation of labourers with the 'stubbornness as strength' ethos of governing.
Biopic at its laziest. Unless Lloyd's goal was to exploit Thatcher's final years of dementia for ridicule, she has squandered the film's complex, polarizing subject. Significant chapters in modern British history glossed over in musical montages? Really? A more incisive film could have picked a single conflict -- unions, IRA, Falklands -- and drilled into each of Thatcher's decisions to reveal the woman within.
For the woman I grew up seeing in the front pages along with the local politicians of my country. I watched this biopic with much curiosity and fondness. Meryl Streep gives an outstanding performance as Margaret Thatcher. She made me laugh. She made me cry. "Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny!" — a sweet and marvelous finish. Rest in peace, Maggie!
Worst film I have seen for a while. This is not a portrait of the iron lady. It lacks depth and exploration of character. Streep is the only positive element in it. The vast amount of flashbacks rips the story into pieces and it's difficult to see a coherent story. The film contains funny elements, which make it bearable. Other than that, it's just not well-made and reminded me on very bad student productions.