The Iron Lady

Review: The Iron Lady

05 Jan 12

Worth watching -- but only for Meryl Streep's performance

"The Iron Lady" is up there among the best of the past twelve months or so. Meryl Streep's performance is outstanding and must put her among the top of the Oscar nominees. If there isn't an Oscar for make-up, there now should be.

With the hindsight of a few years, this movies shows (albeit superficially) the resolution and uncompromising determination that was necessary, during the years of Dame Margaret Thatcher's leadership, to bring the UK back from the brink of economic collapse and to restore Britain's place on the global stage with its position on the Falkland's war.

The use of flashbacks was superbly handled and without them this movie would have been somewhat mundane.