Metascore
54

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 41
  2. Negative: 3 out of 41
  1. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Dec 30, 2011
    35
    Whichever side of the aisle you inhabit, you will leave The Iron Lady feeling disgusted; you will also feel cheated - of information, insight or even an identifiable point of view.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Dec 29, 2011
    30
    Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher is the main reason to see The Iron Lady, which was directed by Phyllida Lloyd - not just the main reason but the raison d'être of an otherwise misconceived movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Dec 29, 2011
    30
    The Iron Lady is, to put it kindly, a shambles.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 179 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 70
  2. Negative: 11 out of 70
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    I wish the critics would restrict their comments to the movie and not Margret Thacher. We should be rating the move not her politics! GradeI wish the critics would restrict their comments to the movie and not Margret Thacher. We should be rating the move not her politics! Grade the movie and it's actors not the politics of the time.Please restrict your opinions to the movies not the politics of the time. It really makes you look stupid.. Full Review »
  2. Jan 23, 2012
    5
    The first major Hollywood effort to document Margaret Thatcherâ
  3. Jan 16, 2012
    3
    I was so disappointed that Ms. Streep's wonderful performance was wasted in suck a train-wreck of a film. Honestly, it's as if the writersI was so disappointed that Ms. Streep's wonderful performance was wasted in suck a train-wreck of a film. Honestly, it's as if the writers and producers got wind that such a film was being bandied about, and they figured they better sign her and make the film before someone else did. What a waste. The central conceit of the script is beyond bad - it's intentional mockery. I can't, in good conscience, score it a zero due to the wonderful lead performance. But why, WHY would they have given her this ridiculous script? Full Review »