First screened in August 2015
Director: Sarah Gavron. Cast: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Geoff Bell, Romola Garai, Amanda Lawrence, Natalie Press, Meryl Streep, Samuel West, Adam Michael Dodd, Clive Wood, Adrian Schiller, Finbar Lynch, Morgan Watkins. Screenplay: Abi Morgan. Twitter Capsule:
Action-driven like a war film, powered by exciting anger, but crude in style. Words and deeds not ideally balanced.
Suffragette's an example of a movie I'll encourage people to see, because the subject and impetus impress. But as a film, it's got problems.
A hung jury, because the topics of this film are still pertinent and rarely explored, on screen or elsewhere, but the execution falls down specifically in risk and originality.