It is a tribute to Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the most significant public figures of the late twentieth century, early 21st century, a strong woman and political leader.
Some audiences have expressed disappointment because they wanted more political background and analysis. But this is to misunderstand the intentions of the film-makers. It is not a documentary, nor is the film a biography.
Rather, the film is a cinema portrait. Any portrait does not offer the whole picture. Rather, a portrait is a selection of the subject's features, an interpretation of the person, their life and work. Every portrait is only partial.
That said, The Lady is a more emotional film portrait of its subject. Michelle Yeoh looks like Aung San Suu Kui and presents her as a woman of dignity and gravitas. It is there in the way she speaks, moves, the small detail of breeding and courtesy, her ability to be at ease with all those she comes in contact with.
You can read the rest of this review at CathNews.com. Aung San Suu Kyi is an absolutely fascinating character, and a real banner-carrier for those pursuing justice, democracy and human rights. This movie is bound to have some great youth ministry applications.