The Assistant Reviews

May 16, 2020
...a study of workplace oppression and a kind of systemic harassment that aims high but is somewhat undone by its own slow, miserable mood.
May 10, 2020
This is less a film than a filmed play. Such an important subject, but the film is so careful not to overstate its point of view that it looses the reality and urgency of the situation.
March 10, 2020
First-time filmmaker Green has infused The Assistant with a low-key and almost clinical feel that doesn't exactly draw the viewer in...
February 21, 2020
Makes "Bombshell" look like a masterpiece.
February 14, 2020
The Assistant is an emaciated film where the audience is required to infer much about the plot, knowledge about the subject matter is a prerequisite.
February 11, 2020
This indie takes an alternate path to Harvey's downfall, but it's a road to dramatic nowhere.
February 3, 2020
By equating mere suspicions with Weinstein-type outrages, this bolsters gestapo-type thinking inspired by the #MeToo Movement that threatens to make society unlivable.
February 3, 2020
For those outside media or film who may not have followed the many tendrils of Weinstein's various abuses, The Assistant feels like a strange rendering of a broken system that should simply be left to continue on unchanged.
January 31, 2020
I love Julia Garner as an actress... and this is a great part for her. I just wish the movie were more substantial.
January 31, 2020
THE ASSISTANT is mind-numbingly slow and ultimately unsatisfying.
January 31, 2020
Weinstein and his ilk deserve what Roger Ailes got in Bombshell, and then some. Regrettably, you won't find that in this film [which] is emotionally muted and stretched thin.
January 30, 2020
A dispiriting, cowardly and monotonous drama. It lacks warmth, levity, hope and insight. Anyone who's ever suffered emotional, sexual or physical abuse should avoid this toxic film like the plague.
January 27, 2020
Even at 85 minutes, the movie is heavily padded, and... the casual viewer will wonder whether it might have been wise for the filmmaker to develop a feature-length story before starting production.
January 26, 2020
Kitty Green's movie may offer a unique perspective on a toxic workplace but adds little insight.
January 26, 2020
Too minimalist for the big screen.
September 2, 2019
The film doesn't do much to offer anything new to further the conversation about a very timely topic.
September 1, 2019
The world needs movies like this, but it needs for them to be dynamic, dramatic and more empowering overall.