On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

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On the Basis of Sex

Multiple Emmy winner Mimi Leder (Deep Impact) directs Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this political biopic co-starring Armie Hammer. 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.

2018Rating: M, Offensive language120 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
95%
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a remarkable, unrepeatable human. On the Basis of Sex is an affectionate and overdue tribute to her.

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Although Jones works hard to spice up the dry world of constitutional law, On the Basis of Sex remains superficially inspiring and lacks the venom of Notorious RBG's reputation.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite the low stakes, On the Basis of Sex has an uplifting and empowering tone that makes for an entertaining experience.

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Collider

Collider

press

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.

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Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a remarkable, unrepeatable human. On the Basis of Sex is an affectionate and overdue tribute to her.

4.0
1
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

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.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Although Jones works hard to spice up the dry world of constitutional law, On the Basis of Sex remains superficially inspiring and lacks the venom of Notorious RBG's reputation.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Despite the low stakes, On the Basis of Sex has an uplifting and empowering tone that makes for an entertaining experience.

0
Collider

Collider

press

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.

0