Confirmation Reviews

April 26, 2016
The poster suggests "it only takes one voice to change history", but beyond title card lip service at film's end, they never explore this claim.
April 18, 2016
Yet despite its tantalizing subject matter, Confirmation is surprisingly flat and uninspired, in every way that it shouldn't be in 2016.
April 18, 2016
Confirmation is a sleek but superficial retelling of the Senate judiciary hearings that gets weighed down by the sheer mass of detail.
April 18, 2016
Confirmation fails to do itself any favors, inadvertently arguing against its very existence as a standalone film.
April 15, 2016
In spite of all the behind-the-scenes tension, the film often lacks a vital spark. Famuyiwa directs it like a middlebrow prestige picture, all tasteful compositions and somber music. It's reserved and dignified, but not creatively staged.
April 15, 2016
Grant and Famuyiwa, with their dependence on famous names and talking heads, prove incapable of achieving character depth, atmosphere, or intellectual nuance. Instead, this turning-point cultural event falls into the maw of TV sensationalism.
Top Critic
April 12, 2016
Confirmation is really Affirmation. Little here challenges - or deepens - the record.
April 1, 2016
Confirmation goes for something more dispassionate and even with the fine acting and a great built-in story, delivers something less enlightening and less enjoyable.