Ask Dr. Ruth Reviews

May 31, 2019
Whether it's Ruth reflecting on the details of her three marriages with her characteristic frankness or her family unpacking her political stances, it offers up insight into a woman who helped so many others truly know themselves.
May 15, 2019
Director Ryan White's documentary depicts Dr. Ruth as lovable every-granny - if your grandmother was a celebrity sex therapist not shy around STIs, vibrators and porn.
May 3, 2019
The film does a great job of contextualizing the phenom of Dr. Ruth.
May 3, 2019
Ask Dr. Ruth has some surprises for all but the most devoted of Westheimer's followers.
May 3, 2019
A long-overdue bio-doc that, in its spirited way, is as affirming as last year's paean to another important octogenarian Ruth, RBG.
May 2, 2019
The director Ryan White ("The Keepers") has fun exploring all that gimmicky pop-cultural detritus, and he also drops in a few greatest-hits montages covering Westheimer's rise to fame.
May 2, 2019
A movie that feels more like an encomium than a thoughtful probe of a brilliantly mutinous mind.
May 2, 2019
Westheimer provides an essential public service, which the film, an affectionate tribute to her life and work, continues.
May 1, 2019
The value in the documentary lies in Westheimer's personal story, which is pretty amazing.
April 29, 2019
As a documentary, Ask Dr. Ruth has it kind of easy: It's got an enchanting subject eager to tell a fascinating story.
April 29, 2019
For the most part, White... simply gets out of his subject's way, letting her win you over with her sunny demeanor.
April 26, 2019
After counseling thousands, Dr. Ruth faces her own pain, which defies healing.
February 11, 2019
The irony at the core of the Dr. Ruth persona is that the maverick who made the bedroom public is herself incredibly private
January 25, 2019
Ably and reasonably positions Dr. Ruth Westheimer to be something like the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of sex.