Made in Dagenham

Hawkins is the undeniable reason to watch this by-the-numbers dramedy.

This article is syndicated at Obsessed with Film. View it here.

There is no doubting that the tale behind Made in Dagenham – of the 1968 strike by Ford Dagenham’s female machinists – is one ripe for a power cinematic chronicle, yet that irksome British infatuation with playful quirkiness holds Dagenham back from gripping the heart as well as the mind. Nevertheless, Sally Hawkins’ performance as strike leader Rita O’Grady is illuminating, and Bob Hoskins reigns in a supporting role well, despite the film’s editorial flaws.


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