Made in Dagenham
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As produced by heavyweight Stephen Woolley (The Crying Game) and headlined by Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Bob Hoskins (The Long Good Friday), this period docudrama brings to life a pivotal event from British history. In 1968, women's rights took a broad leap forward when workers at the Ford Dagenham automobile plant -- buckling beneath deplorable working conditions rightly perceived as gender discrimination -- suddenly stormed out into the streets and began to strike in protest of the unfair treatment levied at them. Little could they have foreseen the ramifications that this… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Made in Dagenham gamely depicts an interesting bit of history, but its real message is a matter of principle."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"It's an entertaining, humanist slice of social history scored with a soundtrack of upbeat late-'60s radio hits."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"A cheeky and uplifting "inspired-by-a-true-story" that overcomes its predictability with sparkling performances, a dash of wit and a lot of heart"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Uplifting tale of fight for equal pay; with strong language."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Sally Hawkins isn't built like Rosie the Riveter, but the skinny acting Atlas is more than capable of carrying this formulaic but entertaining feminist labor drama on her fragile-looking shoulders."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A spirited look -- well written, beautifully acted, full of uplift -- at lovably cheeky heroines on the march for a little respect."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"The likable little British import "Made in Dagenham" delivers an overdue valentine to some unsung heroines of the people-power revolution."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"You want to see how determined working-class citizens can band together and defeat powerful interests? This is your movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"[W]hile there is a power to this tale of triumph, it is measured against the cold calculation of the familiar Brit-com treatment."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"It's a nice breather indeed."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"The real women of the Ford plant - seen briefly and tantalizing in footage played over the credits - surely could tell a more compelling story than this agreeable but overfamiliar effort; perhaps some documentarian, some day, will give them the chance."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"All the anger has been wrapped up in a tea cozy."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"...a light, rather cheerful movie that tells its story in an uncomplicated fashion while leaning heavily on '60s style and fashion - it's sort of a Mad Men meets Norma Rae meets Laverne & Shirley affair"
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Sally Hawkins is eminently watchable, but it's too bad Made in Dagenham feels like it rolled off another kind of assembly line."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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