• Peterloo (2019)


Release Date: April 5th, 2019

PG-13 |2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

In 1819 a cavalry charge on a peaceful protest at St. Peter's Field in Manchester, England, results in the Peterloo Massacre.

Cast: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, Tim McInnerny, David Bamber

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Film4, Thin Man Films, Amazon Studios, British Film Institute, BFI Film Fund

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    This magnificently-realised film moves from feeling like a long, dry history lesson to becoming an angrily-direct and emotional tribute to the reformers of the past. show more

  • 60
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    The intent is noble and the attention to detail admirable, but the overall effect is obstinately unmoving. show more

  • 38
    Jake ColeSlant Magazine

    Peterloo so simply recounts the details of its subject matter that its culminating horror unsettlingly feels like little more than a cathartic inevitability. show more

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