• Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette

Release Date: October 23rd, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

In early 20th-century Britain, the growing suffragette movement forever changes the life of working wife and mother Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan). Galvanized by political activist Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl Streep), Watts joins a diverse group of women who fight for equality and the right to vote. Faced with increasing police action, Maud and her dedicated suffragettes must play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, risking their jobs, homes, family and lives for a just cause.

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Natalie Press, Romola Garai

Director: Sarah Gavron

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Ruby Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Husband, Wife, Brooding, Sacrifice, House, Intense, Mother, Emotional, Police station, England, Underdog, Quest

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephen FarberThe Hollywood Reporter

    The surprise of Suffragette is how much anger and urgency it contains, and how much new material it unearths. show more

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Suffragette’s strength lies in the fact that, even though some of the characters and events depicted seem archetypal, and they’re certainly composites, they turn out to be more than that. show more

  • 85
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    The women’s movements are routinely and depressingly ignored by the movies. But Suffragette isn’t just a dutiful corrective, a lid to cover up a gap, but a necessarily distressing exploration of how much a political vanguard will push and endure to set things right — and how fiercely and eagerly a society that’s resistant to change will punish them for it. show more

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