Critic Consensus: Suffragette dramatizes an important -- and still painfully relevant -- fact-based story with more than enough craft and sincerity to overcome its flaws.
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as Edith New
as Emmeline Pankhurst
as Violet Cambridge
as Emily Wilding Davison
as Maggie Miller
as Norman Taylor
as Miss Withers
as Miss Samson
as George Watts
as Mrs. Garston
as Male Laundry Worker
as Mrs. Coleman
as Mr. Cummings
as Hugh Ellyn
as Benedict Haughton
as Government Minister
as Superintendant James Burrill
as Miss Withers
as House of Commons Clerk
as Female Prison Guard
as Mrs. Lewis
as Woman Prisoner
as Elegant Suffragette
as Prison Warden
as Middle Class Suffragette
as Upper Suffragette
as Laundry Worker
as Laundry Woman
as Wealthy Gentleman
as Upper Class Gentleman
as Distinguished Middle Class Lady
as Middle Class Gentleman
as Bodyguard to Emmeline Pankhurst
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Critic Reviews for Suffragette
The story of one of the most important civil rights movements in history.
It's not a new Hollywood approach, but it doesn't make it right. It just perpetuates the idea that white women represent all women. Period.
Suffragette is a stirring history lesson, wrapped in a very compelling and intimate film that is riveting, educational and thought provoking.
Some of the most interesting aspects of the suffragette movement are glossed over without examination, and you get the feeling that, while the film is quite decent, an opportunity for something outstanding has been missed.
It's a graceful, serious-minded period piece that never quite comes to life, although it tells its story clearly and is at pains to place a sympathetic figure at its centre.
Audience Reviews for Suffragette
Important subject given a dull but worthy treatment. Carey is a highlight, but it just doesn't raise to the levels it could have. Still made me flipping angry though and reminded me why I'm a feminist. I couldn't believe the credits at the end and how long it's taken certain countries to get women the vote. Really timely with the situation in USA today and that Trump thing stripping women of their rights. How did it happen then and how is it still happening now.
A mediocre period film, Suffragette is a historical drama that looks at the English Suffrage movement. After she's asked to testify before a political committee a laundry worker is drawn into the movement to give women the right to vote, but the more involved she gets the closer she comes to losing everything. Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Brendan Gleeson, the cast is pretty strong. However, the writing is rather weak as the plot seems to meander and doesn't have a clear focus. And, the characters are a little underdeveloped. Still, the production values are really good and help to draw the audience into the film. The poor storytelling holds Suffragette back, but it still has a powerful message about the struggles that past generations have faced to gain the freedoms that we enjoy today.
I really wanted to like this film for the importance of what it wants to say, but while it isn't bad, it is too conventional and marred by some clichés and silly plot devices to create suspense - like someone conveniently finding a newspaper with an information that he needs.
|Violet Cambridge:||We break windows, be burn things, because war is the only thing men listen to.|
|Violet Cambridge:||All my life I've done what men told me. Well I can't have that any more.|
|Emmeline Pankhurst:||Votes for Women!|
|Emmeline Pankhurst:||Votes for women!|