On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

(2018)

Her story made history.

Multiple Emmy winner Mimi Heder directs Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this political biopic co-starring Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name). The film recounts Ginsburg's struggle for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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  • A limited, often idealistic window into Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life but it's one that conveys the significance of singular victories and the cumulative effect that leads to longterm change, and Felicity Jones aces every step of that journey as Ginsburg. Full Review

  • The conventional connect-the-dots approach and less-than-ideal casting of the leading role keep the film from being something more than a proficient but ordinary account of an extraordinary career. Full Review

  • Mimi Leder and Felicity Jones give us an origin story, a romance, an underdog tale, a courtroom drama and social commentary all wrapped up neatly in a smoothly executed, less-than-scintillating crowdpleaser. Full Review

  • There's a propelling motion that makes the film a swift, slick watch led by a figure rare in a genre still dominated by men. Full Review

  • For those not blessed with such courageous figures, Ginsburg's story will be especially inspirational, making it relatively easy to forgive a few manipulative and melodramatic touches in the telling. Full Review

  • Its pace is a little slack, and sometimes it feels too predictably prepackaged. But Jones and Hammer keep the picture moving even through its shakier phases. Full Review

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