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On the Basis of Sex Reviews

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February 21, 2020
The tight focus makes for an engaging, fast-moving legal drama; as with Spielberg at both his best and worst, this is seldom boring.
January 23, 2020
One wishes that director Mimi Leder and screenwriter Daniel Stiepleman took a few more chances in their approach to such an incredibly brave and smart woman whose super power was her cogent ability to state her arguments.
January 10, 2020
The actors and filmmakers did well by Ginsburg by making a movie that applies the right amount of myth to her amazing life.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 9, 2019
Filmmaker Mimi Leder delivers a watchable yet hopelessly forgettable biopic...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 25, 2019
Sadly, On the Basis of Sex is just the latest example of remarkable, tough and historically important people being the subject of unremarkable, soft-as-porridge movies designed to placate the elderly and preach to the converted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2019
This film did a persuasive and compelling job of painting a portrait of a woman who truly was a path breaker.
August 7, 2019
Inspiring film, but this scripted feature does not live up to the RBG documentary.
July 29, 2019
Seamlessly shifts between relationship and courtroom drama, but is perhaps so tightly focused that we don't really learn a lot about the woman herself, just the outdatedness of American legislation, some of which still persists today.
July 9, 2019
It's a film that becomes very confident in who Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, what makes her special, and why it came along in the first place.
July 8, 2019
Felicity Jones is excellent as the small-statured spitfire that took on numerous males all the way up to the Supreme Court.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 3, 2019
Directed by Mimi Leder (Deep Impact, The Peacemaker), the film is an important one in that younger women today can see for themselves what women of another era had to battle against for equality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 22, 2019
Boys' club is the term that leaps to mind as young Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes her way into a Harvard Law School lecture theatre amid a monochrome sea of self-satisfied male suits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 20, 2019
This 'RBG' feature film might be a good companion piece with the 'RBG' documentary. The doc is better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 17, 2019
On the Basis of Sex is visually striking, carefully framed and orchestrated to cast Ginsburg as an originator.
June 9, 2019
earnest and easy to follow biopic
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 28, 2019
As biopics go, On the Basis of Sex tells her story in an appropriately approachable, pleasant way. What it lacks in cinematic ambition, it more than makes up for with admiration for its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 17, 2019
Pleasant but often uninspired, an enjoyable history lesson that is as noble in intention as it is ultimately forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2019
The straightforward yet fascinating On the Basis of Sex cannot help but be inspiring.
April 30, 2019
On the Basis of Sex brings history to the screen but falters when engaging the audience.
April 10, 2019
The film manages to become a journey of inspiration around the admirable woman its based on, but is unable to avoid narrative clichés, lacking solvency and vaporizing a conventional plot that evokes the telefilm formula. [Full Review in Spanish]
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