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      The Assistant Reviews

      Writer-director Kitty Green expertly crafts a culture of fear that permeates every inch of the frame... and holds up a damning mirror to the film industry in this impressive and incendiary feature.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Nov 11, 2022

      The film communicates oppressions that stem out of a capitalist structure that enslaves people with the promise of a better future, even though this future is lateral to ensure permanence... [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Oct 18, 2022

      An accomplished fiction debut for doco-maker Kitty Green.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Aug 22, 2022

      “The Assistant” may be low-key, but its message is loud, clear, and profoundly relevant. Kitty Green has created a timely, hard-hitting drama free of Hollywood gloss and anchored in the real-world experiences too many women are forced to endure.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Aug 19, 2022

      The definitive film of the Time’s Up/#MeToo movement so far.

      Full Review | Aug 17, 2022

      [Kitty Green] reveals the office’s power structure through a detailed and horribly convincing account of its workings.

      Full Review | Aug 15, 2022

      Green’s direction is methodical but incredibly effective at showing the cumulative actions that lead to willful ignorance.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Jun 5, 2022

      The film's sharp, thoughtfully composed screenplay does not need to dwell on specifics; its portrait is not of Weinstein directly, but the psychological implications that come with abuses of power.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Feb 18, 2022

      The only work of fiction made thus far about this issue that has managed to address it with the complexity it deserves. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Oct 26, 2021

      Since "Ozark" we've witnessed the incredible power of Julia Garner, but this is her tour de force. A movie that generates such anger in the terror of normalizing abuse.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Sep 30, 2021

      A movie that unfolds in a chilling ethical vacuum that says more about the #MeToo movement than you wish to know.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Sep 24, 2021

      The predator of the film is never seen, but holds power over the lead character like a malevolent dictator. The perfect look at current operations and abuses in the film indistry.

      Full Review | Sep 13, 2021

      A MeToo drama is designed as a statement, a narrative of conflict and comeuppance. But The Assistant is constructed as more of an answer.

      Full Review | Sep 1, 2021

      An overworked and likely emotionally abused assistant going about a full day of work, beginning with her trip into the office and ceasing on her exit.

      Full Review | Original Score: 84/100 | Aug 19, 2021

      Julia Garner's performance in The Assistant is a masterful showcase of quiet containment.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Jun 25, 2021

      A hum-drum office that contains all that is sinister in the world within its walls, anchored by one, specific scene of sharp dialogue where plenty is said, without actually being said. Perfect.

      Full Review | Apr 13, 2021

      The film pulls us tightly into the perspective of Julia Garner's eponymous assistant, someone who is not able to be louche and charming and witty, because to do so would end her career.

      Full Review | Mar 23, 2021

      Like a suspenseful horror film, Green doesn't reveal the monster in the light of day, but his presence and influence are always felt.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10 | Mar 13, 2021

      Ingeniously compact...

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Feb 24, 2021

      The Assistant is Julia Garner... only because of her [the film] would deserve the five stars. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 5/5 | Feb 24, 2021

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