RBG (2018) - Documentary, Biography

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

IMDB: 7.5
Director: Julie Cohen
Stars: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ann Kittner
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 1 out of 53 found boring (1.88%)

One-line Reviews (30)

A Compelling Chronicle of Supreme Court's Most Controversial Jurist.

It's unclear how much credit goes to the compelling subject matter vs.

Known as Notorious RBG to a younger generation for her long hard journey fighting intolerance, the documentary follows Ms. Ginsberg's fascinating career and covers her early cases as a promising attorney representing the oppressed minorities, leading her to argue her progressive views to the Supreme Court for equal rights (and winning a record 5 out of her 6 cases).

There is a lot of comedic elements in it which made it very entertaining.

Biased and unbalanced in its storytelling the film is nevertheless a riveting tale to tell.

Highly recommend it because it's very motivating, informative and also charming.

Although this film may lack verve in terms of groundbreaking filmmaking, it is stunning beautiful in telling the story of a contemporary hero.

fascinating and fun .

Entertaining .

They manage to tell Ginsburg's story - and make clear what she believes in (even including a little bit of controversy) - while keeping the focus mainly on Ginsburg as a person and on this strong film as an interesting and entertaining historical document.

One notable lapse in the sycophancy was this intriguing exchange: "What was mother like?

RBG is a compelling dual portrait of a independent-minded woman and a changing America.

There was one part in the middle that slowed down and I was getting a little bit bored.

"RBG" is a fascinating and fun documentary.

Fascinating from legal perspective and the great work moving gender equality forward and moving and touching report on her great love

And this film becomes a rousing testament to a strong woman.

She even jokes with the late arch-conservative jurist Anthony Scalia, and makes a humorous comment about her falling asleep at the State of the Union address.

)Filmmakers Julie Cohen and Betsy West create an informative and highly entertaining documentary which gives us the personal backstory behind this icon.

In terms of recognising women as fully fledged human beings equal to males, it is far too long.

As a film, RBG is both compelling and easy to watch.

One source is an unexpected kinship that liberal Ginsburg has with a conservative SCOTUS colleague, Antonin Scalia.

Easily the best documentary to hit our screens so far this year, this engaging, insightful, inspiring and surprisingly entertaining documentary takes a look at the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a long serving and influential justice who sits on the bench of the US Supreme Court.

An Intriguing Personality .

It is clear who RBG is throughout, and we don't really get anything deeper in her character than a quiet, intense person 100% committed to their task as judge, and very committed to ending sex-based discrimination.

This is a fascinating peek behind the curtain of the Supreme Court.

In the end the movie is a fascinating look and a woman who should be admired if perhaps not canonized.

After her tenure as a law professor (one of only twenty female law professors in the country) at Rutgers University, Ginsburg became active in the ACLU's Women's Rights Project, and the most compelling part of the film is the discussion of some of the landmark court cases she was involved with.

This is informative about her public service and a compelling personal life.

Through one-on-one interviews and footage of her various speaking engagements, touching tributes by Martin and her children, interactions with her granddaughter and more, the audience is given a worthy, historical and entertaining glimpse into the world of this amazing women.

I enjoyed it, and I also found it to be both educational and inspiring.