On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex

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, Coarse language120 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography

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On the Basis of Sex / Reviews

Flicks, Katie Parker

Flicks, Katie Parker

She may be 85 years old, but US Supreme Court judge and life-long feminist advocate Ruth Bader Ginsburg is more famous now than ever—so what better time than to give her a big shiny Hollywood biopic, On the Basis of Sex?

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Variety

Variety

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

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

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.

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Stuff

Stuff

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

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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

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.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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

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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