Peterloo (12a)

Director Mike Leigh. Drama/History

Epic portrayal of events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of Over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many were killed, hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper

Starring Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake, Neil Bell

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Sets and costumes authentic and a stirring film but 2½ hours of rhetoric and a bloody massacre was quite a challenging watch.

This was generally enjoyed and people found it interesting and rather tragic. There was some feeling that it was a touch long and slightly lost its energy because of that, but the storyline was effective and great character acting.

A brilliant film not as bloody as I thought it would be but it is hard to watch in some parts! I recommended watching it

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