Meryl Streep shines in otherwise disappointing 'Iron Lady'
The Iron Lady
Opens today at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton
Review by Jeff Meyers of the Metro Times
Like her turn as Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Streep once again dramatically outclasses the film she's in. Unfortunately, while the quality of her performances may stay high, her choice of projects gets worse and worse. From director Phyllida Lloyd ("Mamma Mia!"), "The Iron Lady" is as dull, clichÃ©d and wrongheaded as a biopic can be, sporting a shallow and hamfisted script, and equally inept direction. But Streep sure makes a great Margaret Thatcher.
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