RBG

RBG

RBG

Documentary on the life and work of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg whose legal legacy changed the world for women. Now, at 85, RBG continues to fight for equal rights and has become an unexpected cultural icon. Through interviews and unprecedented access to Ginsburg’s life outside the court, RBG tells the story of Ginsburg’s love affairs with both the Constitution and her beloved husband Marty.

2018Rating: PG, Occasional mild coarse language98 minsUSA
DocumentaryFestival & Independent
Director:
Julie Cohen ('American Veteran', 'The Sturgeon Queens', 'Pedro Ruiz: Coming Home')Betsy West (feature debut)
Cast:
Ruth Bader GinsburgGloria SteinemNina Totenberg

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Flicks, Katie Parker

Flicks, Katie Parker

Piecing together interviews, public appearances and archive footage spanning her career, RBG is a concise and surprisingly intimate portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female justice to ever be confirmed to the United States Supreme court and one of the most significant and influential women in modern political history.

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Vulture

Vulture

Even with such rich material, the movie can be a tad prosaic. But as you listen to Ginsburg read her words, you begin to perceive the secret of her power.

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Variety

Variety

This spry celebration reveals that the real Ginsburg is neither beast nor badass, but an even-tempered, soft-spoken mediator-not typically the traits that inspire rousing high-fives

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Time Out

Time Out

Finding reciprocity - in the eyes of the law, your partner, your colleagues - is the essence of this documentary, one that comes at a moment that desperately lacks it.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The movie's touch is light and its spirit buoyant, but there is no mistaking its seriousness or its passion.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Respectful rather than revealing.

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Stuff

Stuff

As a primer in recent history, and a reminder of how shockingly recent some victories for basic human rights have been in the "land of the free", RBG is a necessary and very recommended film. Bravo.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

You may love or hate her, badmouth her or bow down to her. But you have to recognise the impact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made to the fabric of our country.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This woman is a force, and the great service this clear-eyed and admiring documentary provides is to emphasise not just Ginsburg's work on the court but how extraordinarily influential she was before she even got there.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull.

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Collider

Collider

The documentary is at its best when it digs into how Ginsburg changed the legal landscape of America.

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