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on: July 24, 2018, 12:07:10 PM

Portrays one of the bloodiest episodes in British history, the infamous Peterloo Massacre of 1819, where government-backed cavalry charged into a peaceful crowd of 80,000 that gathered in Manchester, England to demand democratic reform.

Written and Directed by Mike Leigh
Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell, Philip Jackson, Vincent Franklin, Karl Johnson, and Tim McInnerny
Release Date - April 5, 2018
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Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 12:23:04 PM
Trailer doesn't feel very Mike Leigh..... Still looks good though! All of his other period pieces are fantastic, so I'm hopeful.
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Reply #2 on: April 24, 2019, 05:04:39 PM
held me in rapt attention for over 2 1/2 hours, rare for a procedural history lesson type movie. an epic Mike Leigh joint, loved it, yet see how folks more familiar with the subject would find it a bit preachy or explanatory. the authenticity of the costumes, actors, extras, dialogue is worth time and money alone. love Leigh, this one stands high in his catalogue. building up to the main event was immersive, by showtime youíve become a reformer yourself rallying against those greedy parliamentary bastards.

was on the fence about seeing it on the big screen considering itíll be part of Prime in no time, so glad I did, an epic like this truly deserves to be seen in a movie theater. the sheer size of the cast is astonishing in its own right. see it on the big screen if you can.


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Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 08:30:49 AM
I won't be seeing it on a big screen, but thanks for sharing your reaction to it. So many reviews have called it a bore, so its nice to know that isn't universal.
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