Dance with a Stranger
Dance with a Stranger (1985)

This darkly haunting slightly fictionalized film is a retelling of the life and death of Ruth Ellis (Miranda Richardson), the last woman to be executed in England. Ellis, a divorcee and ex-prostitute works as a "hostess" in a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: January 23, 2001
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Miranda Richardson gives a brilliant performance as Ruth Ellis in Mike Newell's gloomy and dowbeat film noir, based on the life of the last British femme to be hanged for murder.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Brilliantly exposes the dark underside of the supposedly happy and benign decade of the 1950s.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An unforgettable performance by Miranda Richardson.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Compelling fact-based drama

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Lady D'arbanville
Based on the story of Ruth Ellis - the last woman to be hanged in Britain. The film provides the tale of the build up toward her crime of passion. Miranda… More
Robert C
To describe this as the true story of the last woman ever hanged in England, would be a disservice. It's a touching and sad story, wonderfully acted.… More
Randy Tippy
Good News/Bad News Good News: Miranda Richardson is incredible. Beyond her command of the character, which in itself is remarkable, is her sheer screen… More
jay nixon
dark intriguing movie. miranda richardson is sensational.