6.4/10
3,424
78 user 105 critic

Peterloo (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama, History | 5 April 2019 (USA)
Trailer
1:09 | Trailer
The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rory Kinnear ... Henry Hunt
Maxine Peake ... Nellie
Pearce Quigley ... Joshua
David Moorst ... Joseph
Rachel Finnegan ... Mary
Tom Meredith ... Robert
Simona Bitmate ... Esther
Robert Wilfort ... Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister
Karl Johnson ... Lord Sidmouth, the Home Secretary
Sam Troughton ... Mr. Hobhouse
Roger Sloman ... Mr. Grout
Kenneth Hadley ... Mr. Golightly
Tom Edward-Kane Tom Edward-Kane ... Mr. Cobb
Lizzy McInnerny ... Mrs. Moss
Alastair Mackenzie ... General Sir John Byng
Learn more

More Like This 

High Hopes (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The life of a working class couple living in London and their complicated relationships with other members of the family.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Phil Davis, Ruth Sheen, Edna Doré
Mr. Turner (2014)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao
Another Year (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A look at four seasons in the lives of a happily married couple and their relationships with their family and friends.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Lesley Manville
The Souvenir (2019)
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young film student in the early '80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man.

Director: Joanna Hogg
Stars: Neil Young, Tosin Cole, Jack McMullen
Career Girls (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, Ruth Sheen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Members of a family lives frantic lives of Olympian proportion.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Samantha Spiro, Sam Kelly
All Is True (2018)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare.

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen
Vera Drake (2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney
Wild Rose (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Director: Tom Harper
Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson
Edit

Storyline

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 reform and protest against rising levels of poverty. Many protesters were killed and hundreds more injured, sparking a nationwide outcry but also further government suppression. The Peterloo Massacre was a defining moment in British democracy which also played a significant role in the founding of The Guardian newspaper.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for a sequence of violence and chaos | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The speech delivered by Rory Kinnear in "London" was filmed in Gainsborough Old Hall, Lincolnshire, and was written by Kinnear himself. See more »

Goofs

The Mail Coach is not a font - it is hand painted with lettering to match the early 1800s one in the London Science Museum. See more »

Quotes

Prince Regent: I know what is good for my people better than they know themselves!
See more »

User Reviews

 
Look upon it as a history lesson.
30 June 2019 | by chrismonkeeSee all my reviews

Like most working-class Brits, I knew nothing of Peterloo (and I am from Manchester into the bargain).

Mike Leigh has done an excellent job, documenting this momentous event in British history, an event conveniently airbrushed out of my secondary school education. Imagine that.

A good 2.5 hrs long, it would make a decent 12 part Netflix drama. Though, he'd never get the funding for that.

It is long, it is educational, it is historical, it is incredibly worthy. Watch it and draw parallels with the Britain of today. FPTP electoral system, zero-hours contracts, food banks, Brexit, et al.

i gave it a 9.


16 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 78 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site | See more »

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peterloo See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,002, 7 April 2019

Gross USA:

$151,971

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,998,945
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color | Color (ACES)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed