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Stellar performances and gripping subject matter help Confirmation overcome production values that occasionally feel as dated as the infamous real-life case it covers. Read critic reviews

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Nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991, Judge Clarence Thomas (Wendell Pierce) must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after Anita Hill (Kerry Washington), his former employee, claims that he sexually harassed her.

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Wendell Pierce
Clarence Thomas
Jeffrey Wright
Charles Ogletree
Eric Stonestreet
Ken Duberstein
Jennifer Hudson
Angela Wright
Bill Irwin
John Danforth
Grace Gummer
Ricki Seidman
Dylan Baker
Orrin Hatch
Erika Christensen
Shirley Wiegand
Alison Wright
Virginia Thomas
Malcolm Gets
Arlen Specter
Peter McRobbie
Alan Simpson
Kimberly Elise
Sonia Jarvis
Susannah Grant
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Michael London
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Janice Williams
Executive Producer
Kerry Washington
Executive Producer
Susannah Grant
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  • The beauty of Confirmation, which premiered on HBO on April 16, is that it posits that this confused reception on the part of the American people was precisely what many who sat on the Senate judiciary committee and directed the hearings had in mind.

    February 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • "Confirmation" soars when it shows how badly a group of middle-aged white male senators fumbled the race and gender issues raised by Hill's allegations.

    November 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Confirmation registers upon revisit as something far more interesting and evocative than a historical moment's dutiful retelling.

    September 26, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The proceedings riveted America and brought sexual harassment and workplace equality into the forefront of our conversation. Of course we know how this case ends too... but that doesn't make reliving it any less fascinating, or important.

    April 21, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Save for a few scenes that feel like overkill just to give us a little bit more intrigue and suspense, Confirmation feels true to the spirit of the events, which were bizarre, unsettling - and undeniably entertaining.

    April 21, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The case for Anita Hill -- and all the unknown Anita Hills -- is argued persuasively in "Confirmation," a dutiful, solidly entertaining drama that effectively stirs the viewer's righteous indignation.

    April 21, 2016 | Full Review…

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