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Made in Dagenham (2010)



Critic Consensus: Organized around a terrific performance by Sally Hawkins, Made in Dagenham is a stirring call for pay equity replete with heart and wit.

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Based on the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, in which 850 female workers walked out in protest of sexual discrimination.

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Sally Hawkins
as Rita O'Grady
Miranda Richardson
as Barbara Castle
Rupert Graves
as Peter Hopkins
Rosamund Pike
as Lisa Hopkins
Richard Schiff
as Robert Tooley
Daniel Mays
as Eddie O'Grady
Sian Scott
as Sharon O'Grady
Robbie Kay
as Graham O'Grady
Andrew Lincoln
as Mr. Clarke
Kenneth Cranham
as Monty Taylor
Gina Bramhill
as Hopkins' Secretary
Joseph Kloska
as Undersecretary #1
Miles Jupp
as Undersecretary #2
Philip Perry
as Arthur Horovitz
Peter-Hugo Daly
as Bartholomew
Angus Barnett
as Passing Van Driver
Birgitta Bernhard
as Choir Mistress
Laurie Cannon
as Reporter #1
William Ivory
as Reporter #2
Nico Tatarowicz
as Reporter #3
Denis Gilmore
as Man on Bike
Danny Huston
as Voice of American Boss
Mitchell Mullen
as Kronnfeld
John Sessions
as Harold Wilson
Matt King
as Trevor Innes
Noah Taylor
as Lisa Hopkins' Son
Victoria Watkins
as Union Secretary
David Bond
as Union Chairman
Simon Nehan
as Welsh Union Man
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Critic Reviews for Made in Dagenham

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (46)

The film's success resides in its ability to balance the mundane with the revolutionary. I was moved by stolen moments between Hawkins and Lisa Hopkins (Pike).

January 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Although Made in Dagenham is far from perfect and has a particular fondness for those impromptu speeches which turn out to be stirringly spot-on, it is so warm-hearted and affectionate it wouldn't be right to take against it.

August 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle.

January 31, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.

January 7, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Made in Dagenham does a good job of capturing the period. But too often it's simply put in service to the obvious, as heard in those uplifting choruses of "You Can Get It If You Really Want."

January 7, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

It's a nice breather indeed.

January 1, 2011 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for Made in Dagenham


An us-against-them tale of heroism that manages not to trip over it's own feet as the underpaid women at a Ford Automotive plant in England strike for better wages. By the numbers, the film fails to mention that while the ladies win (spoiler alert! ... oh, they made a movie out of it! Duh) the battle, they lose the war as Ford eventually takes its ball elsewhere to play.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


An inspirational story for women's rights and good on them, however this movie is just boring. Bob Hoskins is brilliant and the cast is brilliant but not my sort of movie!

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

An entertaining, but curiously, slightly frustratingly middle class image of working class struggle.

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer

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