Peterloo (out May 16) is the latest from acclaimed director Mike Leigh and looks at a curious, not-so-well known piece of British history - an economic downturn in 1819 that helped fuel an uprising against the government and its antiquated voting methods. The film deserves credit for trying to tackle complex issues but it struggles to create something that is interesting and engaging. Grade: B-.
Mini Review - Peterloo
- Written by Matthew Toomey