The Iron Lady (2012) Review Aggregator
The Iron Lady, the British biographical film based on the life of Margaret Thatcher, the longest serving Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of the 20th century, that has been directed by Phyllida Lloyd has been released. Critics have gone ga-ga over Meryl Streep’s performance that won her the Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and the Academy Awards.
Rediff thinks the film works because of its heroine: “The Iron Lady is much too lethargic to create the complexity of Thatcher’s supremacy or match the aura of Streep’s ambitions but it’s definitely worth a watch for all those who wished to witness a practical example of iron fist in a velvet glove.”
The Times of India feels that Streep is the star: “As a movie, The Iron Lady would have been dumped in the category of less-than-satisfying biopics. But Streep and Helland have not only ensured that the movie engages the regular viewer; they have also made it must-watch in every acting workshop; hence an afterlife. “
DNA India asks us to watch out for the performance as well: “The Iron Lady is a well-acted borderline hagiography of a historical figure called everything from a milk-snatcher to a war-monger. Catch it for the performances rather than the larger story of a self-determined woman held her own in the face of chauvinism and perceived ineptness to make something of herself even if she was a teensy-weensy bit flawed.”
Tags: Meryl Streep, Phyllida Lloyd, The Iron Lady