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  • PG-13
  • 1h 46m
  • 2015
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Academy Award® nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep star in this powerful drama, inspired by true events, about the women willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early twentieth-century Britain. Galvanized by outlaw fugitive Emmeline (Meryl Streep), Maud (Carey Mulligan) joins the U.K.’s growing Suffragette movement alongside women from all walks of life who sacrificed their jobs, homes, children–and even their lives for the right to vote.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Suffragette dramatizes an important -- and still painfully relevant -- fact-based story with more than enough craft and sincerity to overcome its flaws.
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Common Sense Says
Eye-opening drama about equality raises big questions.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Suffragette is a powerful drama about an important time in the history of women's rights in Great Britain. The story about a quiet laundress (Carey Mulligan) who joins a group of militant "soldier suffragettes" in 1912 London has moments of upsetting violence (possible spoiler alert): Women are kicked, hit, and beaten by police officers (with some blood shown); public and private property is vandalized and blown up; a prisoner on a hunger strike is painfully force-fed; and a character is trampled by a horse. A man assaults a 12-year-old girl (the only on-screen incident is interrupted, but others are implied), and -- in one of the film's most wrenching moments -- a young child is forcibly taken away from his mother, both of them in tears. There's a bit of smoking and drinking and one non-sexual moment of nudity when a woman is processed into prison. Minor strong language includes one use each of "damn" and "bitches." The movie's messages about equality, standing up for what you believe in, and speaking out against injustice are undeniably important, but the idea that violence is the only effective means to an end is tricky.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 23, 2015
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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