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Entertainment Weekly | 'Suffragette' Review

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A little more than a century after they blew up mailboxes and smashed windows with bricks, the crusading British women who fought tooth and nail for the right to vote have finally been given their close-up in Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette. It’s an important and incendiary chapter of history that has an added timeliness since it springs from one of the least gender-representational industries in America. Which is why it’s a shame that, despite some excellent performances, this urgent, well-intentioned film feels so conventional and stolid.

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