The Assistant

87 mins
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Julia Garner (TV's Ozark) is the assistant to a powerful corporate executive in this indie drama from award-winning filmmaker Kitty... More

Where to watch The Assistant

The Assistant is available to stream in Australia now on... More YouTube and Google TV and Prime Video and Apple TV Store and SBS On Demand.

The Assistant | Ratings & Reviews

"The Assistant is a monster movie where the monster never appears on screen – and all the more effective for it. As the first film out of the gate to be inspired by the scandal of movie mogul rapist Harvey Weinstein, it resonates with potent timeliness. But its significance extends beyond Hollywood, ultimately reckoning with the silencing, insidious ecosystems that have long existed, and still do, within corporate and political institutions."


"Make no mistake, this is a story that will resonate for anyone who has ever worked in a terrible job and/or with a terrible boss. The Assistant is an incredibly sad movie, but it’s also a compelling and important one."


"Its restrained, deliberate style is ideally suited to making the point that people without restraints are capable of anything."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"What makes the film such a spare but searingly insightful treatment of the issues at the core of Me Too is the way it refuses to separate its unseen executive's sexual predation from the larger structures that enable it."


"This understated film builds up to a gut punch that's more painful than anything in the superficial, recent Roger Ailes exposé 'Bombshell'."

Time OutTime Out

"It's a fascinating illustration of how the worst abuses can remain hidden even from those closest to the lion's den."


"The Assistant stands as an insightful, if after-the-fact look at long-tolerated behaviour. It's a reminder of how things were until very, very recently."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It's as tense and tight as a thriller, but with none of the satisfaction."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"The world needs movies like this, but it needs for them to be dynamic, dramatic and more empowering overall."


The Assistant | Details

M, Coarse language
Drama, Thriller
Country of origin