On the Basis of Sex (2018) - Biography, Drama

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The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer
Length: 120 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 24 out of 172 found boring (13.95%)

One-line Reviews (77)

But these movies have their place in film and can be an enjoyable watch every once in a while.

This was quite a compelling drama of her life and career during those times I just mentioned.

It made law - as dry a subject as I can imagine- fascinating, which alone made the movie worth watching.

Lastly, whilst clearly a wholesome champion of the right and the truth for metropolitan liberals throughout Mrs Ginsberg was portrayed as ponderous, didactic, overbearing and lacking in any humour.

I wish some of the personal domestic family life padding in the earlier part of the script had of been minimised as it seemed to slow the pace down a little till we reached the real battle in the court room and after reading Ruth Vader Ginsburg's contributions to The Marriage Equality Supreme Court hearings in 2015 and especially after she appears briefly as herself now in her mid 80's I think if her achievements in that debate had of been included it would have made this a much more dynamic and dramatic story.

Truly enjoyable and inspirational film.

I found this movie to be thoroughly engaging.

This can be a bit hard to follow at times and I didn't feel like this film always made it easy to understand the legal dialogue going on.

On the Basis of Sex is a film well worth watching, because I think this film represented more about our history and the impact upon our legal system.

Riveting Account of RBG's Life .

It does not show her now, falling asleep daily during briefs that she has to judge.

This is by-the-numbers stuff and awards-focused, but makes for an entertaining tale.

On the Basis of Sex is a film well worth watching , because I think this film represented more about our history and the impact upon our legal system.

But this one suffers by comparison, because as others said, it is paint-by-numbers and bland.

Well made film, great actors and role portrayal but so boring.

A lookback at a culture that is slow to charge .

I enjoyed it.

The film certainly has important subject matter but felt too dreary and too into a case that doesn't really captivate its viewers.

I loved the movie, and I highly recommend it.

Entertaining and inspiring .

A compelling and wonderful masterpiece with fantastic acting.

The acting for the most part is first rate and the story shows that society is slow to change even now more than 60 years later in the me-too era.

An entertaining biopic about a living legal icon.

Sorry, boring eventhough the theme and cause is still so relevant.

A picky reviewer might wonder whether disjointed editing is meant to take the place of dramatic tension or ask if Ruth's #MeToo style assertiveness rings true for the '70s.

This film is a biopic based on a really interesting story, so though I had reservations about this film I saw it and really enjoyed it.

She looks scarily powerful and fascinating.

The movie was suspenseful throughout, but a bit predictable.

Absolutely compelling from start to finish, even if the first act was not as persuasive as its concluding courtroom drama.

But whereas I found that a very powerful and compelling movie, *On the Basis* struck me as almost a Halmark movie.

The first part of the movie was a bit slow in my opinion.

An important but ultimately dull legal bio-pic .

Intriguing true story of a pioneering woman who apparently changed American law forever, when she successfully proved that discriminating on the basis of sex (little title drop there) was unconstitutional.

It is entertaining as the acting is good and the story is captivating.

Very Enjoyable .

Yet another left wing identity politic propaganda flick that re-writes history in the way the left wants you to believe is true.

I fell asleep in all honesty at one point.

It's a very cookie-cutter, cliche-strewn, by-the- numbers telemovie-style story of a young woman overcoming gender bias to finally triumph.

Regardless, this was one of the better movies that I've seen over the past few months so I would highly recommend it.

This was just so boring and obviously politically biased.

She is such a strong character in this film, but she is really relatable and it is very easy to root for her as she goes through a gripping journey.

Engaging story .

Feeble, telemovie-style travesty of a potentially fascinating story .

Decent, coherent, entertaining movie.

I thought that the movie was entertaining and I often found myself immersed in the story.

And so, the fight that she started is still going on today and it was very enjoyable to see the origin of modern battle for women's equality as represented in this film.

Enjoyable .

RBG is worshipped here because she is a liberal -- boring, straight to DVD movie will probably get awards.

Although mildly inspirational, it's also tedious and borders on movie-of-the-week.

Jones does an excellent job of playing Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and tells the fascinating story of her life, focussing on the legal breakthroughs she made.

Bland, poorly acted, glossy biopic .

But the rhythm of the film seems a bit drawn out.

I watched her host SNL and she was one of the most boring hosts I have ever seen.

But is too bored!

I knew very little of Ruth Bader-Ginsberg going into this movie and I know some seem to say this film builds up her "legendary" status more than tells the truth and I don't know if that's true or not but I know as a film it was incredibly entertaining, fascinating and powerful.

I think it's actually their marriage and their diverging careers that are the most intriguing part of her journey.

Cannot believe how boring it is.

Enjoyable movie .

Once again total Hollywood propaganda.

It is watching with this fame of mind that would render the movie most enjoyable.

An inspirational history lesson for some, but some will doze off before the payoff at the end.

This is more compelling as a love story.

This movie is boring and a little pile of liberal lies.

A compelling and poignant movie .

On the Basis of Sex's pace was not for me, becoming a little tedious at times as it hobbled along to get to the big case at hand.

A fascinating and well made biopic .

I find her story incredibly absorbing, which is one reason I loved the biographical film.

The drama then stokes up, and we enter the always entertaining courtroom drama territory.

Boring and trite.

The court process in reality is a very long and tedious one.

It was entertaining in telling RBF's story.

But I feel like this film gets dragged down a bit by a bit too much going on in it, there are some sub stories that I felt took away a bit from the focus of the film.

kinda dull .

Suspenseful but predictable .

Boring .

There are the expected legal chauvinists at the top who felt that women should stay at home, which makes for fun when they inevitably lose and and an enjoyable set of support characters incl Bates and Theroux.

I thought the movie was intriguing and a blast from the past to relive the 70s equal rights movement.