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Equity Reviews

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
August 26, 2016
A shrewd tale about women on Wall Street and the glass ceiling, corruption and back-stabbings they face from their male co-workers and one another.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 25, 2016
"Equity" is that rare thing: a Wall Street-set movie that focuses on women. (It's also directed and written by women, also still rare.)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 12, 2016
An expertly crafted financial thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 12, 2016
It's [an] admirable move, but not a successful one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2016
The film is humanist rather than overtly feminist, since it shows the high personal cost of trading conscience for filthy lucre. But it's certainly novel to have a financial drama led by women.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 11, 2016
It's an exciting, smartly sexy, suspenseful little crime drama that evokes classic Hollywood film noir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 11, 2016
It's a quieter, more nuanced peek behind the curtain of high finance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
August 10, 2016
It doesn't go for flashy drama, and the ending is more whimper than bang. But there's the sense here of something authentic, and unless you're already in the business, you'll probably learn something.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2016
"Dudes only" - that might as well be the motto when it comes to big-screen finance dramas. But in this explosive corporate thriller, a dynamite Anna Gunn fights back. I'm with her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2016
What makes this such a vital feminist film, even when its other qualities are often few and far between, is how defiantly it internalizes the idea that strong female characters have nothing to do with decency, and everything to do with depth.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 29, 2016
Considering the film's stridently female bent, it's laudable that by the end of Equity, you're no longer thinking of it as a women's picture.
July 29, 2016
Good intentions do count even if the outcome is not perfect. Here is hoping that future productions from Broad Street Pictures prove more satisfying and offer bigger payoffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2016
As a study of endurance and self-preservation in the face of persistent double standards, the movie clicks.
July 28, 2016
"Equity" invites us to slot its characters into stereotypical frames and then breaks the glass.
Top Critic
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.
July 28, 2016
If no one's listening, you must build a platform and shout, and the women behind Equity have done just that.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 28, 2016
Ultimately, I found the story surrounding "Equity" - that it is a movie about women on Wall Street, financed largely by actual women on Wall Street - more interesting than the movie itself, but it does contain its share of memorable moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 28, 2016
You don't need to be a woman working in finance to get a shivery thrill-and possibly a few chills-from watching Equity, a modestly scaled but perceptive drama about an investment banker who just happens to be a woman.
July 28, 2016
Equity may not be the fanciest or flashiest of financial thrillers-more like off-brand David Fincher or Steven Soderbergh-but it gets the job done.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
July 25, 2016
Menon's direction is merely efficient, but the script, by Amy Fox ... gives the women's personal lives equal weight, as they struggle to balance family and work and face male clients whose interests aren't all business.
January 28, 2016
I don't know squat about IPOs (if I did, I'd be on my yacht) but I do know a juicy morality play when I see it, and Equity takes us inside modern Wall Street in a unique and gripping manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
January 27, 2016
Meera Menon's soph feature puts a welcome feminine spin on the financial-crisis drama.