The Lady

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Released 2012

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Director:
Luc Besson
Released:
2012
Rating:
R
The Lady is the extraordinary true story of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh), the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis). Despite distance, long separations and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. It is a story of devotion and human understanding, set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today.

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Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Variety Justin Chang

    This handsomely mounted picture is, at nearly 2 1/2 hours, far too long and indigestible for a film whose protagonist spends most of her screen time under house arrest.

  • 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 retellin...

  • 40

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    We have a fumbling and fawning - if sincere - tribute to the living legend and a director who has never seemed more out of his element.

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