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: 21 out of 141 found boring (14.89%)

One-line Reviews (58)

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.

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

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.

An entertaining biopic about a living legal icon.

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

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

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

Cannot believe how boring it is.

Enjoyable movie .

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

Very Enjoyable .

She looks scarily powerful and fascinating.

A lookback at a culture that is slow to charge .

Engaging story .

Once again total Hollywood propaganda.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Bland, poorly acted, glossy biopic .

I loved the movie, and I highly recommend it.

But is too bored!

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

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

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.

Boring .

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.

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.

A compelling and wonderful masterpiece with fantastic acting.

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.

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.

I enjoyed it.

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.

The movie was suspenseful throughout, but a bit predictable.

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.

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.

A compelling and poignant movie .

Feeble, telemovie-style travesty of a potentially fascinating 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 .

A fascinating and well made biopic .

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

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

An important but ultimately dull legal bio-pic .

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

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

Truly enjoyable and inspirational film.

The premise is interesting but the journey is pretty slow.

I found this movie to be thoroughly engaging.

Suspenseful but predictable .

This was just so boring and obviously politically biased.

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

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

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.

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

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