On the Basis of Sex Reviews

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April 9, 2021
On the Basis of Sex makes a good case for why Ginsburg is as revered as she is, but it could've been even better had it not taken the easy way out at times.
March 25, 2021
RBG herself clearly approves as we're treated to a glimpse of her at the end - and if you know anything about her, she won't put her name to anything with which she isn't entirely satisfied.
March 23, 2021
'On the Basis of Sex' would rather tell than show, rather shout than talk, and rather pander than intrigue.
March 11, 2021
On the Basis of Sex stands, additionally and crucially, as a testament to the power and importance of the legal world's unseen corners.
March 9, 2021
Ginsburg's problems evaporate almost as soon as they appear through the magic of cinema created by director Mimi Leder, who apparently wants to make sure no audience member feels anything but the tepid glow of constant affirmation.
February 4, 2021
Felicity Jones makes Ginsburg so immediately likable that the movie's frequent invocations of her stubbornness and exacting expectations feel a lot more theoretical than experienced.
February 3, 2021
A feel good history lesson, a movie that provides a look at Ginsburg's determination, intelligence and humanity but one that goes too heavy on the hagiography.
February 2, 2021
On the Basis of Sex tells the incredible true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
January 28, 2021
It's a slightly sterile, long-winded, far-reaching look at a fascinating woman that whittles her down to a few cleverly written scenes aimed at your heartstrings, hitting them a little too squarely.
December 7, 2020
By the time the main case of this biography takes hold, it's downright gripping to witness the legality of gender-based discrimination and the attack against it.
October 2, 2020
On the Basis of Sex may be rather safe and old fashioned in terms of its filmmaking style. However, it is still a wonderfully accessible biopic.
October 1, 2020
Felicity Jones, so credible as Jane Hawking in "The Theory of Everything," brings similar credence to the role of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
August 28, 2020
It is a film that is quite rightly very proud of the remarkable woman at its focus, and it sometimes feels a little overwhelmed by the occasion.
July 26, 2020
On the Basis of Sex is a One-Adjective Movie -- that is, a film in which every component can be described with a single word.
July 21, 2020
It is a basic, forgiving and very conventional biopic. [Full review in Spanish]
July 18, 2020
Its uplifting tone doesn't quite fit our current political moment.
July 13, 2020
This is in no way groundbreaking stuff but it does rile up frustration on behalf of women everywhere with a clenched fist.
July 9, 2020
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has lived an exceptional life ... On the Basis of Sex lets her down with a mundane, conventional approach at telling that story.
June 1, 2020
Though it has the feel of a TV film, On the Basis of Sex is worth paying to see for Jones' portrayal of Ginsburg's iron will.
February 21, 2020
The tight focus makes for an engaging, fast-moving legal drama; as with Spielberg at both his best and worst, this is seldom boring.
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