Overall Rank: 8293
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 4
Theatrical Release Date: 04/05/2019
Genre: Drama, Historical
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Mike Leigh
Actors: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Pearce Quigley, David Moorst, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith
Plot: The true story of a peaceful pro-democracy protest held in Manchester, England in 1819, where British forces attacked the gathered crowd in an incident soon to be known as the Peterloo Massacre. -- Chris Kavan
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Yojimbo - wrote on 03/22/2019
A survivor of the battle of Waterloo returns home to a Manchester wracked by joblessness and grinding poverty, where he and his family find hope in the form of a popular movement to enfranchise the working class.
Mike Leigh’s socialist opus revolves around the reformist movement of the 19th century and its ruthless crushing by an indifferent and arrogant elite made paranoid of insurrection by the French revolution some years earlier. It has a very old fashioned feel to it, often as it is very stagey as cast members spout their lines earnestly in static locations in a fashion reminiscent of a period kitchen sink soap opera. It seems very dry because of this, the characters pretty much all working class caricatures about whom we learn very little. The politicians and aristocrats are …
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