All About Meryl

By mpanyc
Written December 31, 2011
Meryl Streep is astonishingly good as Margaret Thatcher. Unfortunately, the rest of the movie doesn't match up. The film is entertaining, but a bit all over the place. The flashbacks to Thatcher's youth and time in office are disjointed in that they aren't chronological, so it's difficult to get a sense of how things progressed unless you're already quite familiar with the major events of her tenure. And all told, not that much of her tenure in office is covered in the film. Having more of that would have helped to create a better sense of the whole person. However, Meryl makes up for everything, in that I was never bored.
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Iron Lady

By janncoles
Written January 02, 2012
Enjoyed the magnificent performance by Meryl Streep. Wonderful character study and portrayal of dementia's toll, but not certain that I know much more about Margaret Thatcher as a leader.
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Another Meryl Streep tour de force

By sfk1017
Written January 01, 2012
Once again Ms. Streep shows what real dramatic talent is all about. She completely inhabits and is Margaret Thatcher. The stridency, ambition and forceful personality is on the mark, not to mention the look, clothing and mannerisms. This picture is a look back by Thatcher from her old age tinged witih dementia to her career as it was with no apologies, no explanations for who she was, what she believed, how she raised her children or otherwise. Nor is it meant to be. It is totally mesmerizing and highly recommended although it is more likely to be praised and appreciated by people over the age of 50 than anyone who is too young to remember her time in office.
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Iron Lady

By flick_schtick
Written January 01, 2012
Meryl Streep's acting ability and appearance as Margaret Thatcher is superb, what else is new ....despite a long and tedious story that depicts Thatcher in her declining years, repeatedly having hallucinations of her dead husband. Not only did this not do credit to Mrs Thatcher, it missed the boat in telling her story. I left the theater knowing little more about her then when I walked in. What were they thinking when they approved this script? Kudos to the make-up and costume designers for getting it right!
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Iron Lady

By stornay
Written January 03, 2012
Meryl Streep did an amazing job! Jim Broadbent was also wonderful. The film is a highly interesting character study of an important historical figure and definitely worth seeing.
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