On the Record Reviews

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June 27, 2020
[T]his is the quintessential conversation starter, smartly edited and always thought-provoking.
June 26, 2020
This compelling story of sexual assault and powerful men violently abusing their positions is a reminder than the #MeToo movement didn't begin - or end - with Harvey Weinstein.
June 25, 2020
The film is forthright and intelligent on the difficulties and complexities involved in the discussion.
June 25, 2020
On the Record is a lesson in power and its caprices.
June 24, 2020
A story of pain and complexity...
June 1, 2020
The rare #MeToo documentary that grapples frankly with its accusers' uncertainty about coming forward.
May 29, 2020
This is so compelling. It's intimate... But I think what really makes it particularly interesting is how it shines a light on an aspect of the #MeToo movement that we haven't really seen.
May 29, 2020
I admire the different tangents that this film goes down... There's a lot here to chew on.
May 29, 2020
Despite its faults, On the Record is a necessary social document.
May 28, 2020
Beyond laying out the accusations against Simmons, On the Record is a deeply mournful portrait of lost potential, of a woman run out of a business that she not only loved, but helped create.
May 28, 2020
The film communicates... complex ideas with quiet, forceful emotional clarity.
May 27, 2020
Not just a riveting piece of investigative filmmaking, but a comprehensive and crucially important historical text - an accomplishment all the more remarkable for being so economical...
May 27, 2020
What would the world at large be like if women like Dixon weren't driven away from work they were good at, work they loved?
Top Critic
May 27, 2020
"On The Record" makes a powerful case. But left unanswered is a question for all of us. Once the silence is broken, what comes next?
May 27, 2020
What the chronicling of Dixon's career does make clear by the end is how much is lost not just by the victims themselves, but to the culture at large when women like her walk away from the work they love.
May 27, 2020
It's both a compliment and a criticism to say that "On the Record" left me wanting much more.
May 27, 2020
[I]t is difficult but essential viewing.
May 27, 2020
Perhaps the most chilling point On The Record makes is that it doesn't always take legal exoneration to restore a scandal-plagued person's reputation. Sometimes, the culture naturally gravitates back to a story that's easier to tell.
January 29, 2020
A multi-faceted film that offers a study in courage from the women who share their stories while also centering this entire story in the history of music, black culture, business, and unbridled misogyny.
January 28, 2020
A thoughtful, sharply argued recalibration of how we think about truth telling in the age of #MeToo, specifically the difficulties that face women - especially women of color - who seek to come forward.
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