General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 2018
Runtime: 154 minutes
Genre: Drama, History
Directors: Mike Leigh
Writers: Mike Leigh
Casts: Michael Culkin, Victor McGuire, Tim McInnerny, Adam Shaw, Mark Ryan, Patrick Kennedy, Philip Martin Brown, Marion Bailey, David Bamber, Vincent Franklin, Joseph Kloska, Mark Sheals, Jonathan Oliver, Leo Bill, Rory Kinnear, Philip Jackson, Karl Johnson, Pearce Quigley, Al Weaver, Martin Savage, Miles Richardson, Kieran O'Brien, Ian Mercer, Sam Troughton, Dan Poole, Stephen Wight, Moya Brady, Paul Bown, Tilly Vosburgh, Graham Seed, Kate Rutter, Lisa Millett, Tom Gill, Philip Whitchurch, Michael Cahill, Eileen Davies, Kenneth Hadley, Lee Boardman, Ryan Pope, Paul Popplewell, Nicholas Lumley, Jeff Rawle, Robert Wilfort, Gary Cargill, Sarah Crowden, Maxine Peake, Ben Crompton, Danny Kirrane, Dorothy Atkinson, Kate O'Flynn, James Dryden, Bob Goody, Katie West, Jonathan Jaynes, Neil Bell, Guy Williams, Oliver Devoti, Dorothy Duffy, Ian Davies, Paul Kynman, Nico Mirallegro, Adam Long, Harry Hepple, David Walmsley, Steve Huison, Tim Barker, Shaun Prendergast, Gerard Kearns, Alan Williams, Christopher McMullen, Alastair Mackenzie, Steve Garti, Ian Conningham, Tristram Davies, Eloise Henwood, Robert Gillespie, Christine Bottomley, Jessie Vinning, Roger Sloman, Darren Scott, Teresa Mahoney, Sidney Livingstone, David Moorst, Rachel Finnegan, Tom Meredith, Simona Bitmate, Tom Edward-Kane, Lizzy McInnerny, John Paul Hurley, Lizzie Frain, Johnny Byrom, David Fielder, Fine Time Fontayne, Victoria Moseley, Samantha Edwards, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Brian Fletcher, Bryony Miller, Leo Ashton, Alicia Turner, Elsie Kirk, Florence Kirk, Laura Elphinstone, Rachel Davies, Julie Riley, Noreen Kershaw, Jim English, Sam Graham, David Hounslow, Jeremy Todd, Jane Hazlegrove, Hayley Jayne Standing, John Branwell, Isla Nield, James Benson, Bronwyn James, Polly Hemingway, Steve Cain, Paul Greenwood, Malcolm Ridley, Alex McNally, Jimmy Fairhurst, Nick Moss, Charlie Tighe, Michael Chadwick, Lee Bainbridge, Dan Bottomley, Liam Gerrard, Scott Haining, James Dangerfield, Thomas Dyer-Blake, William Fox, Richard Glaves, David Heywood, Andrew Jarvis, Gary Mitchinson, Simon Nock, Jack Quarton, Andrew Roberts-Palmer, Steve Rollins, Hamish Rush, Gareth Williams, Dan Willis, Oliver Ashworth, Tony Mooney, Mary West
IMDB: Peterloo (2018)

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IMDB Rating: 6.5


The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
Mike Leigh brings an overwhelming simplicity and severity to this historical epic, which begins with rhetoric and ends in violence. There is force, grit and, above all, a sense of purpose; a sense that the story he has to tell is important and real, and that it needs to be heard right now.
The Telegraph - Robbie Collin
There is a danger of filing Peterloo away as an “important film” – but it is also a complex, rousing and rewarding one for anyone prepared to meet it on its own unapologetically ambitious terms.
Screen International - Fionnuala Halligan
This magnificently-realised film moves from feeling like a long, dry history lesson to becoming an angrily-direct and emotional tribute to the reformers of the past.
CineVue - Christopher Machell
As a historical account it is unvarnished without feeling dry or academic, and as a coded satire of the contemporary British political climate it is urgent and deeply impassioned.
The Film Stage - Rory O'Connor
Leigh translates the defining moment–and those in the immediate lead-up–to the screen with tremendous weight and great clarity, making the sense of tragedy all the more potent.

Peterloo (2018)

An epic portrayal of the events surrounding the infamous 1819 Peterloo Massacre, where a peaceful pro-democracy rally at St Peter’s Field in Manchester turned into one of the bloodiest and most notorious episodes in British history. The massacre saw British government forces charge into a crowd of over 60,000 that had gathered to demand political reforms and protest against rising levels of poverty.