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Review of reviews - The Iron Lady

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Review of Reviews - The Iron Lady

What we said:

The Iron Lady is a film about the cost of power that features a brilliantly convincing lead performance from Meryl Streep, but offers no significant insights on the lady of the title.’
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What they said:

‘How people react to The Iron Lady depends on their attitude to her. 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’.
The Telegraph

‘This is Streep's film and she is absolutely remarkable. It is an acting tour-de-force which deserves an Oscar nod. There is much to commend here, including its subtlety, daring and genuine intelligence. Left and right will probably both be enraged. Everyone else will be ever-so-slightly underwhelmed.’
politics.co.uk

The Iron Lady Official UK Trailer

The Iron Lady

  • 3 stars
  • 2011
  • UK
  • 105 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd
  • Written by: Abi Morgan
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head, Richard E Grant
  • UK release: 6 January 2012

Lloyd's biopic features a brilliantly convincing lead performance from Streep, assisted by terrific work from the make-up and prosthetics departments, and makes some interesting observations about old age and the cost of power, but offers no significant insights on the lady of the title.

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