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Suffragette

Suffragette

Suffragette    12 Oct 2015

PG-13 106 minReleased

6.9
IMDB: 6.9/10 26,639 votes

Suffragette takes a complex political movement and distills it into a single avatar. That is its greatest strength, and its greatest weakness. Stretches of the film are involving, and screenwriter Abi Morgan uncannily puts us in the mindset of her heroine. But Morgan’s screenplay also adheres to a strict formula, which favors broad melodrama instead of a broader historical context. Director Sarah Gavron stubbornly keeps the action from one character’s point of view, so some sequences are clunky when they ...