Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.
“We’re in every home, we’re half the human race. You can’t stop us all.”
Carey Mulligan is staunch and teary-eyed as she delivers one of the most memorable lines in ‘Suffragette’ to Brendan Gleeson’s antagonistic police inspector.
Indeed, the early 20th century saw legions of courageous women resorting to desperate measures to give a voice and the right to vote to half of Britain’s population – its women.
And ‘Suffragette’, in seeking to revisit this honourable battle that still resonates strongly today, indulges us in these acts of protest and fully captures the sacrifice and courage of the women – and some men – who struggled to enforce change.
But as with any revolution that seeks to inspire, the film needs to cut a lot deeper than the action and logistics of the women’s rights movement for it to have a stronger impact. A pity that it does not, for ‘Suffragette’ is a solid effort that is not nearly as powerful as it should have been, even if its strong performances help to elevate its poignant subject matter.
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inSing rating: 3/5 stars
Talkiewood rating: 3.0/5 (TALK-o-meter: “Okay, I guess? Could be better.”)