75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Lady is a portrait in moral and physical courage, a sort of analysis of what constitutes greatness.
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65

NPR

By Ella Taylor
The accomplished actress Michelle Yeoh, who brought the project to Besson, is a regal beauty who brings off an uncanny resemblance to Suu Kyi largely through posture and the trademark flowers the activist wore in her hair.
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63

Slant Magazine

By Michael Nordine
The goings-on can rarely be called truly compelling, even if they're almost always generally pleasant.
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An appropriately respectful and dignified biopic.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Lady is more professional but, for me, "They Call It Myanmar" is more useful. Lieberman answers questions that Besson does not think to ask.
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50

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
There's something immobile at the center of The Lady, a kind of Botoxed biopic with an unlikely director - Luc Besson - manning the syringe.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

Besson responded to something in the story that prompted him to step outside his comfort zone, but exactly what that was is unclear in this well-intentioned but pedestrian retelling of a stirring true story.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It can't be easy to turn one of the most stirring human rights dramas of the past quarter century into stultifying screen pageantry, but director Luc Besson and writer Rebecca Frayn have managed the trick with The Lady.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This time, though, the happy ending plays out in real life, while the screen version falls afoul of a laggardly pace, an earnest tone and a surfeit of domesticity.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Any story about Suu Kyi's extraordinary life is worth seeing, simply to learn more about her. Even so, such a rare individual deserves a film that treats her not as a saint, but the remarkable, complex human being she actually is.
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43 out of 100
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