On the Basis of Sex Reviews

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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.
August 7, 2019
Inspiring film, but this scripted feature does not live up to the RBG documentary.
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 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]
March 18, 2019
On the Basis of Sex doesn't do Ruth Bader Ginsburg's reputation any harm, but that's only because the film doesn't really do anything with her at all.
March 12, 2019
Instead, On The Basis Of Sex is a formulaic biopic which is clearly endorsed because the real Ruth Bader Ginsberg turns up a the end.
March 8, 2019
It's an inspirational story that needs to be seen, but On the Basis of Sex doesn't impress half as much as Ruth Bader Ginsburg does
February 23, 2019
It's not an entirely terrible film. It's just not the film that RBG deserves.
February 21, 2019
Directed by Mimi Leder to the highest TV-movie standards, this prequel to the obsequious 2018 documentary RBG will appeal to all purchasers of the grovelling 2015 biography, Notorious RBG.
February 21, 2019
There was too much riding on Ginsburg's ideals, and her causes, for their treatment to be quite this cute.
February 20, 2019
A paint-by-numbers portrait of an American icon.
February 9, 2019
Though well intentioned, On the Basis of Sex is not likely to plant the seed of determination in the next RBG.
February 9, 2019
It hurts to think how good the film could have been had Leder not presided over it with such a leaden hand. Shot as though it was a 1970s telemovie, the lengthy courtroom scenes become quite tiresome as the film lumbers towards its predictable conclusion.
February 7, 2019
The real Ginsburg deserved something better than this calculated and manipulative effort.
January 30, 2019
'On the Basis of Sex' failed to find and use the fortitude of its subject, rather relying on the convention of "humble beginnings" and sucked all the air out of its own story.
January 19, 2019
A great performance can't elevate an otherwise boilerplate biopic.
January 18, 2019
If only Leder's film didn't over-project every narrative stroke into a sugary, overscored splat of emphasis. The only starch in the mix, and what any conscious filmgoer will respond to, is RBG herself...
January 15, 2019
Call this the fast-food version of her life ... and expect little in the way of substance.
January 14, 2019
A middling, unexceptional biopic of Ginsburg that drives home equality for all under the law, but with a lack of relentlessness or passion that Ginsburg has been known for.
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