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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Sally Hawkins is just plain irresistible in this funny, touching and vital salute to women in the work force. show more

  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    It's still a spirited look - well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift - at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Plays like "Norma Rae" on blood thinners. The movie is by no means bloodless; every once in a while a stirring scene comes along, though it's seldom a scene labeled as stirring by William Ivory's formulaic script and Nigel Cole's insistent direction. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    To the extent that this mostly sunny excursion succeeds, it's due to the irrepressible Hawkins. show more

  • 70
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A slow, solid movie that, like Rita, sneaks up on you with its intelligence and pluck. show more

  • 70
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    The real-life tale of a group of female machinists who took on the Ford Motor Co. in England and earned equal pay for women gets a rousing and entertaining telling in Nigel Cole's crowd-pleasing Made in Dagenham. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The film, while unfailingly entertaining, feels a little small for its subject. show more

  • 70
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    Too often the story feels like it's being mined for recycled beats. show more

  • 100
    New York Observer

    Made in Dagenham is a retro romp with heart, smarts, soul and wit that will restore your faith in the power of the picket line. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The unexpected thing about Made in Dagenham is how entertaining it is. show more

  • January 20, 2011 LindaBram9
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    My husband & I totally disagree with the two above reviews. We love most British movies, but this one was totally BOARING. After sitting through it for what seemed an eternity, we left the movie. Perhaps it got better, but we could not endure longer. Linda in Plano

  • January 10, 2011 ISEEEMALL
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    Great film, well written, well acted, well edited. And it brings back an embarrassing issue for the U.S. We still don't have equal pay for equal work! And England had it over 40 years ago! It's hard to describe what happens to a relationship when a person begins to fight for fairness in a system that the other member supports; the movie did a good job of showing this journey, and this marriage survived; many others from the 60's did not.

  • November 27, 2010 Eleanora
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    loved it . have been witing for a movie that appeals to both men and women. engaging from beginning to end. sally hawkins for an oscar !

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