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: 6.8
Director: Mimi Leder
Stars: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer
Length: 120 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 19 out of 132 found boring (14.39%)

One-line Reviews (54)

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.

Engaging story .

Once again total Hollywood propaganda.

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.

Cannot believe how boring it is.

Enjoyable movie .

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

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

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

She looks scarily powerful and fascinating.

The premise is interesting but the journey is pretty slow.

A lookback at a culture that is slow to charge .

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

The movie was suspenseful throughout, but a bit predictable.

Very Enjoyable .

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

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

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

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

A compelling and wonderful masterpiece with fantastic acting.

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

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.

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

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.

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 found this movie to be thoroughly engaging.

An entertaining biopic about a living legal icon.

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

An important but ultimately dull legal bio-pic .

Suspenseful but predictable .

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

kinda dull .

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

I enjoyed it.

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.

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.

Truly enjoyable and inspirational film.

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 compelling and poignant movie .

Boring .

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

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.

Bland, poorly acted, glossy biopic .

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

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

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.

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.

I loved the movie, and I highly recommend it.

This was just so boring and obviously politically biased.

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.

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

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.