The Lady and the Dale: Miniseries - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lady and the Dale: Miniseries (2021)



Critic Consensus: An intoxicating blend of historical footage, candid interviews, and animation that deftly captures Liz Carmichael's incredible life, The Lady and the Dale is a wild ride.


Tv Season Info

The saga of 1970s entrepreneur Elizabeth Carmichael, who rose to fame with her promotion of The Dale, a three-wheeled, fuel-efficient car.


Critic Reviews for The Lady and the Dale: Miniseries

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (15)

How powerful to see a docuseries that deeply reminds the viewer just how complicated someone's honesty and goodness can be, even if they have a long criminal record.

February 19, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It leaves some questions hanging and spins on a bit when it comes to trans history, but "The Lady and the Dale" is undeniably a gas.

February 5, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"The Lady and the Dale" weaves each unbelievable twist of fate into an astonishing pastiche of industry and identity, on scales both national and personal.

February 1, 2021 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

Thanks to lots of old clips and some shockingly candid interviews, this close look at the media treatment of her is one of the most valuable aspects of The Lady and the Dale.

January 27, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What's most engaging is the cutout animation, utilizing photographs superimposed onto a variety of designs. It makes Liz's story larger than life without sacrificing her humanity.

March 16, 2021 | Full Review…

The directors play a lot with the emotional aspect, especially when examining the businesswoman/criminals biography. [Full Review in Spanish]

March 16, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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