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January 22, 2020
I couldn't help but suspect that Menon and Fox must have felt this was their one chance to surface every issue they could think of relating to being a woman on Wall Street (or just in general), and for me, it took away from the rest of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 27, 2016
The commentary about inequality in "Equity" emerges as an undertone, as it's mostly peppered into a lukewarm story focusing on one very privileged white woman's struggle to try and have it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 23, 2016
Equity could have been worth so much than what it turns out to be. Unfortunately, the film utterly wastes its premise along with a commanding central performance from Gunn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 1, 2016
Could give Kansas in August a run for corniness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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July 28, 2016
Equity's first half spends so much time establishing its hierarchy of needs that it dulls the edge of its cutthroat setting.
August 30, 2016
It's a shame that the film seems so focused on being 'important' and 'groundbreaking' that it forgets that its primary concern should be telling a cracking story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2016
We've never seen this before, multiple female characters open about ambition, power, and money. But representation alone does not make for a gripping tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
August 12, 2016
The hands-off atmosphere is compounded by an ongoing emphasis on elements that couldn't possibly be less interesting...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 29, 2016
...advertised as '...produced and financed by women, collaborating with women of Wall Street, who chose to invest in this film because they wanted to see this story told,' given the quality of the result, I won't be investing in any of their IPOs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 4, 2016
[A] turgid, TV movie-standard financial thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2016
It's [an] admirable move, but not a successful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2016
Much as the group might want this to be their spin on, say, the accessible juiciness of "Margin Call," they're unfortunately not that dramatically dexterous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 10, 2016
Equity is a bizarre movie that manages the near-impossible feat of making a financial drama from an entirely female point of view without being in the slightest bit feminist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 26, 2016
The sleekness of the production, the skill of the performers, and the sociological interest are all but toppled by its middling screenplay.
August 11, 2016
"Equity" feels ham-handed and obvious, like a contrived attempt to make polemical points by couching them within schematic characters and plot points.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 18, 2016
The movie is visually flat, but the characters are groomed like leads on a CSI spinoff. Plot threads are left hanging while odd padding includes scenes that add nothing to the narrative.
August 26, 2016
If The Big Short took the route of slapstick comedy to illuminate a corrupt process, Equity plays it ice-cold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 1, 2019
Equity is not a perfect film, but it does use its story to explore a number of issues facing women in this competitive industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 21, 2019
Three of its four main characters are women, but director Meera Menon and screenwriter Amy Fox do not portray them merely as men in pencil skirts and pants suits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2020
In Equity it's never clear who will come out on top, and the resolution is more true-to-life than we're used to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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