THE IRON LADY is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
Yes, it's a strangely de-politicized portrait of Britain's first female prime minister. But what's there is actually enough.Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, 01.11.2012
Streep's performance is so true and so uncannily accurate, so full and so complete in its understanding, that she is fascinating every second she is onscreen.Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, 01.12.2012
It isn't Streep's fault that The Iron Lady ends up feeling so uninvolving and oddly dour.Rafer Guzman, Newsday, 01.05.2012
Everything Streep does here is a seismic act of theater. If she so much as tilts her head, the earth tilts with it. She doesn't simply overwhelm this thin historic biography - and the other actors around her - she detonates it.Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, 01.12.2012