Vera Drake
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"With Vera Drake, [Leigh] has made his most controversial and accessible work"
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Vera Drake makes a compelling argument for women's rights without ever succumbing to preachiness."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"The heroine of Mike Leigh's wonderfully subtle and relentlessly harrowing new film is a cheerful, compactly built middle-aged woman who spends her waking hours in perpetual motion."
‑ Amy Taubin, Film Comment Magazine
"Staunton lends the role of Vera a great emotional complexity, eschewing any facile moral response to the social and sexual issues at the heart of the film."
‑ Leo Goldsmith, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"La película confirma a Mike Leigh como uno de los mejores representantes del cine británico, y a Imelda Staunton como una de sus mejores actrices."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"All the actors so completely fade away that you come out of the film thinking you've seen the real people, not players reciting a script."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Staunton is brilliant as Vera."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"In a hopelessly polarized debate, Leigh allows us to see real people involved in real situations. The film will keep people on either side of the abortion debates talking."
‑ Stefan Ulstein, Christianity Today
"Imelda Staunton delivers an indelible performance as a woman with a frighteningly simplistic idea of the world and how to live in it."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Looking Closer
"Puts a tender human face on this explosive subject."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"[The movie] can break your heart."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Comes close to ranking with [Leigh's] best work, the searing Naked and the witty Topsy Turvy."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Word "great" doesn't do justice to what Imelda Staunton delivers with her performance."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Moralmente complexo, está longe de representar uma experiência 'satisfatória' para o espectador, que sairá emocionalmente esgotado do cinema. Isto o engrandece ainda mais."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Vera Drake succeeds because Leigh is not interested in sloganeering but in looking at the human and moral cost."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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