'Suffragette' Reduces a Revolution to a Well-made Story

‘Suffragette’ offers a history lesson, but turns it into melodramatic, sentimental folklore, rather than an episode whose implications remain relevant today.

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Suffragette Directed by Sarah Gavron; written by Abi Morgan; with Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Natalie Press, Meryl Streep