LOS ANGELES — Can a movie change your mind? Your heart? Your view of the world around you?

Some can, by degrees, and Suffragette is one such film.

Firm in its resolve, gracious in its execution and ultimately humane to its heroes and villains alike, the story of the blooming feminist movement in late 19th and early 20th century could have been a stern, mob-rousing scold-fest. Instead, it’s a lovely, empathetic and moving ode to sacrifice that works not only as a political statement, but a deeply humanizing character arc

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‘Suffragette’ review: Can a movie make you see the world differently?