On the Basis of Sex - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

On the Basis of Sex Reviews

Page 1 of 13
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 12, 2019
This film did a persuasive and compelling job of painting a portrait of a woman who truly was a path breaker.
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 7, 2019
The film's strength is the message that it is conveying and the opportune time that it arrives. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 5, 2019
The film leaves a rather bittersweet notion that this story deserved more. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 25, 2019
an inspiring drama
Full Review | Original Score: 5
March 10, 2019
An item of agenda and news but with the successful interpretations of Jones and Hammer, in film with a message according to the times. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 7, 2019
When the film concentrates on the case with which Ginsburg achieved success, it acquires greater nuances and exploits its best facets. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 7, 2019
Nevertheless, something about [the film's didacticism] works. [Full review in Spanish]
Page 1 of 13