Indyfreak - wrote on 12/18/16
Suffragette is one of those historical dramas that draws from a rich subject matter and is clearly enthusiastic about it. But it alternates between a rosy romanticizing of historical events and grim realism that never quite meshes well together. This makes it hard to root for the female activists as their actions become increasingly more violent. The cast is good. Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter are fine as the protagonists. Meryl Streep's appearance is basically a cameo. Rip-off.