Meryl Streep received a standing ovation last night introducing Suffragette in its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Almost immediately after the screening, the online universe was of course inundated with Twitter reactions. I'll attempt to summarize what the majority of audience members are saying.
Suffice it to say that the reactions have been very positive. Many kudos for director Sarah Gavron's work as well as for the remarkable cast. Carey Mulligan is repeatedly singled out as best in show, which bodes well for awards recognition. It's confirmed that Meryl has a very brief, albeit exciting, role.
I hope these early reactions become a consensus when the film opens worldwide later this fall. The subject matter is an important period in history and good word-of-mouth will no doubt get more butts in the seats. Below I've linked official reviews/opinions from a few reputable sources.
The Hollywood Reporter
Thompson on Hollywood