On the Basis of Sex

Release Date: December 25th, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg works with her husband to bring a groundbreaking case of gender discrimination before the Supreme Court.

Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Jack Reynor, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen Root, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates

Director: Mimi Leder

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Focus Features, Universal Pictures International, Participant Media

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The storytelling in Sex is ho-hum, but the sincerity of the undertaking — and the issues at the film’s centre — make it hard to resist, no matter what objections might be raised. show more

  • 80
    TheWrap

    It’s Jones who really shines. She effortlessly embodies Ruth Bader Ginsburg with such aplomb that when she locks her steely eyes with the camera, you can feel it in your bones that this woman is about to change the world. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The dramatic approach here is clear, efficient and entirely on-the-nose, with little time for anything that might distract from the hagiographic effort in play. Its sole purpose is to ennoble and proclaim a hero, which its subject almost certainly is. But it makes for notably simplified drama. show more

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