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Half the Picture Reviews

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July 24, 2019
An eye-opening, sobering look into an industry that needs a complete overhaul.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 12, 2019
A necessary and powerful document for our times.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 6, 2018
It almost goes without saying that Half The Picture is an important documentary, not only because it is incredibly topical, but also because it provides an unflinching look into a situation that has been overlooked for far too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 25, 2018
Why did I leave this movie teary eyed but optimistic? Because it delivers a message of hope.
October 10, 2018
Overall, "Half the Picture" examines an essential topic to Hollywood today with grace.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 17, 2018
It's a lot of talk, but as on-screen conversations go, it's an essential one.
August 14, 2018
The definitive documentary on the subject of the disparity between male directors in Hollywood and their female counterparts.
June 21, 2018
An important piece of testimony in the fight for the civil rights of female directors in Hollywood.
June 11, 2018
An absorbing and inspiring film which marks another step towards equality of opportunity in the film industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 9, 2018
It's experiential revelation as advocacy filmmaking, an incisive and inviting example of the personal as political.
June 8, 2018
Authoritative and insightful, this essential film gives much needed cultural breathing room to some remarkable Hollywood women to discuss how they are undermined or shut out entirely from the industry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 8, 2018
As timely as it is insightful, this documentary celebrates the accomplishments of female directors in Hollywood while serving as a vital call to action for more opportunities to open up.
June 8, 2018
A platform for those who want to hear about the reality of being a woman in Hollywood from dozens of women who have lived it, it's an invaluable resource.
June 8, 2018
Half the Picture may not fill in all the blanks but it is a start.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2018
Even though so much of what this film has to say is so ingrained in me already, I still found myself being surprised.
June 7, 2018
"Half the Picture" becomes an unwitting example of the impossible bind facing women filmmakers.
April 9, 2018
Half the Picture, Amy Adrion's no-frills documentary, offers a diligent, straightforward overview of the innumerable obstacles facing today's female directors, both aspiring and accomplished.
March 14, 2018
With a topic that could not be more timely with the gender parity among directors in Hollywood, Half the Picture is such an important film.
March 12, 2018
Half The Picture is an inspiring, important documentary that should be seen by as many people as possible, particularly those who aren't aware of the problems women face in Hollywood.
February 1, 2018
One of the film's greatest values, though, is as a helpful checklist for cinephiles who want to see more terrific films made by women.
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