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.

IMDB: 6.9
Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer
Length: 120 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 24 out of 154 found boring (15.58%)

One-line Reviews (66)

Engaging story .

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Bland, poorly acted, glossy biopic .

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.

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.

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.

A compelling and wonderful masterpiece with fantastic acting.

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.

Cannot believe how boring it is.

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

An important but ultimately dull legal bio-pic .

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

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

I loved the movie, and I highly recommend it.

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

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

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.

kinda dull .

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.

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.

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

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.

A lookback at a culture that is slow to charge .

Enjoyable movie .

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

But her grating tediousness is still a bit of theater in all the ways her intelligence is outrageous.

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

The movie was suspenseful throughout, but a bit predictable.

Once again total Hollywood propaganda.

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.

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

Very Enjoyable .

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

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.

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

A fascinating and well made biopic .

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

Boring .

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

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

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 enjoyed it.

An entertaining biopic about a living legal icon.

I fell asleep in all honesty at one point.

She looks scarily powerful and fascinating.

A compelling and poignant movie .

Truly enjoyable and inspirational film.

But is too bored!

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

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

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.

Suspenseful but predictable .

This was just so boring and obviously politically biased.

I found this movie to be thoroughly engaging.

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

Decent, coherent, entertaining movie.

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

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

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