On the Basis of Sex Reviews

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October 9, 2019
Filmmaker Mimi Leder delivers a watchable yet hopelessly forgettable biopic...
September 26, 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.
September 13, 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.
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.
June 23, 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.
June 20, 2019
This 'RBG' feature film might be a good companion piece with the 'RBG' documentary. The doc is better.
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
May 29, 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.
May 18, 2019
Pleasant but often uninspired, an enjoyable history lesson that is as noble in intention as it is ultimately forgettable.
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 11, 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]
April 8, 2019
The film's strength is the message that it is conveying and the opportune time that it arrives. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 8, 2019
The film fails because it is unable to engage its dialogue on the issue of equality, or the place that its protagonist occupies in that struggle. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 5, 2019
The film leaves a rather bittersweet notion that this story deserved more. [Full Review in Spanish]
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