The Lady
The Lady (2012)

The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 2, 2012
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The Lady is a slog, a two-and-a-half hour, painted-on-wood exercise in political iconography.

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Adam Bernstein
Washington Post

A heavy-handed attempt to sanctify one of the most dignified and uncompromising politicians and human rights champions of recent times.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

The dramatic moments are few and far between, and the film seems like it walks in the footsteps of Richard Attenborough's Gandhi at times. Besson definitely tries to present Suu Kyi in a similarly reverent light.

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John Anderson
Newsday

"The Lady" is a two-hour trip into earnestness, from which audiences will want a little liberation of their own.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

[It] does indeed deal with a real life, but follows so faithfully the traditional shape of film biography that it feels less convincing.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

The villains are caricatures, the emotions melodramatic, the politics black-and-white - yet French director Luc Besson moves the saga briskly, and does not back away from the violence.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The Lady is little more than a history lesson - although a beautifully presented one - wrapped in the pink gloss of a G-rated potboiler evidenced in Suu Kyi's and Michael's storybook romance.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

This hagiography of Myanmar's Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, is earnest, civilized and borderline unendurable.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

Biopic of Ang San Suu Kyi a notch above the rest

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really good biodrama. Before viewing this film, I had little understanding of her background, and even less understanding of the history of Burma over the past… More
Walter M.
On the one hand, "The Lady" is a heartfelt biopic about Burmese democracy activist and Nobel Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi(Michelle Yeoh). As such,… More
Anthony Lawrie
Luc Besson is a great director but this film lacks the passion it deserves. I'm afraid he has done Aung San Suu Kyi a great injustice by making a… More
Chihoe Ho
I admit, I have a soft spot for Michelle Yeoh because she is Malaysian, but "The Lady" works because of her portrayal of Aung San Suu Kyi. She manages… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Besson proves he is not the proper director for a subject like this, turning a real story into a conventional, underwhelming movie and stretching it forever.… More
Marcus Woolcott
Focussing on the love story more than the politics was a bad idea.

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