• Released
  • November 19, 2010
  • (Limited 11/19)
  • R , 1 hr 53 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
It's still a spirited look - well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift - at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Sally Hawkins is just plain irresistible in this funny, touching and vital salute to women in the work force.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
To the extent that this mostly sunny excursion succeeds, it's due to the irrepressible Hawkins.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
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.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The film, while unfailingly entertaining, feels a little small for its subject.
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
A slow, solid movie that, like Rita, sneaks up on you with its intelligence and pluck.
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70

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Too often the story feels like it's being mined for recycled beats.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie moves, but it doesn't breathe.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Waving a dubious flag of feminist inclusivity, Cole and screenwriter William Ivory turn cartwheels insisting that girl power, even in the 1960s, trumped class divisions.
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65 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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