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At Theaters: 12/25/2018 On Video: 4/9/2019
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 0 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601311
Studio: Focus Features
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The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.
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Drama - This fact-based drama centered around current Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's early years in law is a big showcase for star Felicity Jones. Armie Hammer fans may be disappointed by his far less prominent supporting role. Language and adult subject matter make the film not the best for kids, who would not be interested anyhow.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Felicity Jones COLLIDE, A MONSTER CALLS
Armie Hammer CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, FREE FIRE
Justin Theroux BUMBLEBEE, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, WANDERLUST
Sam Waterston TV'S - LAW AND ORDER
Kathy Bates BAD SANTA 2, A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN
Director: Mimi Leder PAY IT FORWARD, DEEP IMPACT
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Production Notes Heading
Not provided by studio.
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and frequent tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: None.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Good ... a perfectly adequate bio-pic focused on the early life and courtroom baptism of now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ...the film has a nice rhythm once the narrative shifts to the legal maneuvering surrounding Ginsburg's groundbreaking 1972 case of Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good Ginsburg's determination never falters, but it is moving to witness her growing realization that the world is catching up to her vision, and is ready for her voice. Jones and Hammer make an appealing couple, and they get strong support from the more colorful characters...

NY Post Full Review
Average The run-of-the-mill legal drama presents a fascinating moment in American history, when the young lawyer worked to dismantle laws that allowed for gender-based discrimination. But, by joining the Cult of Ruth, it doesn't make the main character into the complex, compelling person she surely is.

Rex Reed Full Review
Good This movie, rather stodgily directed by Mimi Leder but nevertheless scrupulous and valid, focuses on her early years as a lawyer when she first became impassioned by the fight for gender equality. Some subjects grow weightier and more substantial with time, and this one has never been more relevant.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 41 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (F)
1
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
3
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
7
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
27
High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 41 moviegoers:
OUTSTANDING REVIEWS! All ages, both males and females, LOVE "ON THE BASIS OF SEX." I have to say, I'm a little surprised that this fact-based drama about a Supreme Court Justice has received such high reviews. This is what's great about seeing moviegoer reviews. You sometimes discover great movies that you not have otherwise considered.

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