‘Suffragette’

Main_1$_AW_[27598]_Suffragette_WEB[1]It’s all a little too composite to be a fully effective, compassionate film about an important piece of history – the suffragette movement in Britain pre-WWI and the fight for the right of women to vote .

In focussing on working-class laundry workers – and one in particular, Maud Watts (a slow burn of a performance by Carey Mulligan – An Education, Never Let Me Go) – Suffragette humanises the story and the impact the political struggle had on the ‘ordinary’ working woman.

But the script from Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, Shame) misses a few too many beats for Suffragette to really hit home as a piece of historical political drama.

Rating: 57%

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