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: 26 out of 182 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (81)

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

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

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

It was entertaining in telling RBF's story.

Enjoyable movie .

Boring .

A compelling and wonderful masterpiece with fantastic acting.

Cannot believe how boring it is.

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.

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.

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.

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

Once again total Hollywood propaganda.

Riveting Account of RBG's Life .

It's a good story, let more people see the unique wisdom and brilliance of women, the court trial is quite exciting

But is too bored!

Enjoyable .

An entertaining biopic about a living legal icon.

I found this movie to be thoroughly engaging.

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

Entertaining and inspiring .

Like watching paint dry.

I fell asleep in all honesty at one point.

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.

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

A compelling and poignant movie .

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

An important but ultimately dull legal bio-pic .

kinda dull .

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

I found this movie more boring than a documentary.

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

Bland, poorly acted, glossy biopic .

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

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

A fascinating and well made biopic .

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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

Engaging story .

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

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.

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.

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

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 .

Very Enjoyable .

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.

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

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

A lookback at a culture that is slow to charge .

Decent, coherent, entertaining movie.

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

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

The movie was suspenseful throughout, but a bit predictable.

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

She looks scarily powerful and fascinating.

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

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

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.

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

This was just so boring and obviously politically biased.

Truly enjoyable and inspirational film.

I enjoyed it.

This is a very engaging story.

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.

Boring and trite.

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

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

This is more compelling as a love story.

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

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

I loved the movie, and I highly recommend it.

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

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

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