The Iron Lady

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The Iron Lady

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Director:
Phyllida Lloyd
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG-13

An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.

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  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    The film catches her long after she's left the public eye, and rather than an examination, or an assessment, of her politics, it instead offers up an affecting if not always satisf...

  • 50

    Variety Leslie Felperin

    Fuzzy-headed biopic, which glosses over the former British prime minister's politics in favor of a glib, breakneck whirl around her career and marriage.

  • 40

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    You are left with the impression of an old woman who can't quite remember who she used to be and of a movie that is not so sure either.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep

Margaret Thatcher

Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent

Denis Thatcher

Anthony Stewart Head

Anthony Stewart Head

Geoffrey Howe

Harry Lloyd

Harry Lloyd

Young Denis Thatcher

Alexandra Roach

Alexandra Roach

Young Margaret Thatcher

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