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The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd) (2019)



Critic Consensus: Bound together by Maxine Peake's magnetic portrayal of the main character, Fanny Lye Deliver'd offers impactful, richly layered period drama.

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Set on an isolated farm in Shropshire in 1657, The Delivered tells the story of Fanny Lye, a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility -- albeit at great personal cost. Living a life of Puritan stricture with husband John and young son Arthur, Fanny Lye's world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of two strangers in need, a young couple closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy.


Maxine Peake
as Fanny Lye
Charles Dance
as John Lye
Zak Adams
as Arthur Lye

Critic Reviews for The Delivered (Fanny Lye Deliver'd)

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

Flawed, but it is a film with a singular vision on screen...I went in deeply suspicious of it, but the moments that work are impressive enough...

August 19, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a film that always looks to plough its own furrow: chewing over biblical text one minute, unleashing lurid splashes of violence the next.

June 26, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Peake is terrific throughout, and the dreamlike mood lingers after the credits roll, a story made to chew on, told amid the mists of an England briefly up for grabs.

June 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While Maxine Peake shines in the lead role of a downtrodden woman finding her own voice, all aspects of Thomas Clay's gritty, immersive historical drama blaze with visceral authenticity.

June 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It is a film which follows its own instincts and is happy to retain (and proudly display) a few ragged edges, and it's all the more interesting for it.

October 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Authentic, pastoral, feminist, and very violent, this story about the liberation of Puritan housewife Fanny Lye (a superb Maxine Peake) slowly burns up the screen.

October 14, 2019 | Full Review…

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