Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Una LaMarche
    Nov 16, 2010
    100
    Made in Dagenham is a retro romp with heart, smarts, soul and wit that will restore your faith in the power of the picket line.
  2. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 23, 2010
    88
    The unexpected thing about Made in Dagenham is how entertaining it is.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 19, 2010
    88
    Sally Hawkins is the heart and soul of Made in Dagenham, but another actress to watch for is the equally wonderful Rosamund Pike. She steals every scene she's in as the sympathetic wife of Rita's sexist boss (Rupert Graves).
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Jan 12, 2011
    83
    When she's (Hawkins) on camera, I'd swear the screen bends into a smile.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 6, 2012
    8
    Sally Hawkins
  2. Mar 13, 2011
    9
    I grew up close to the Ford plant in Dagenham that dominated the local economy. So I probably have a vested interest in loving this film. Actress Sally Hawkins is superb in the lead role as a young woman from a council estate who is tired of injustice and inequality and ends up leading her work mates out on a strike that had a profound global impact.
    This is revolutionary history and it all started with a couple of hundred women that changed the world. I couldn't believe how often it provoked tears in me (I'm a man by the way). I found it thoroughly engaging and entertaining and it even has a great soundtrack. Probably the most entertaining "political" film I've ever seen.
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  3. Feb 8, 2011
    7
    I like well-made historical films, and I think this is one. It is based on the strike at the Ford Motor plant in Dagenham, England, in which women in the plant striked for "equal pay for equal work." Although somewhat predictable, and a little hard to understand the English accents at times, I think it is definitely worth seeing. The acting is uniformly good, imo, and so is the story. Full Review »