• RBG (2018)


Release Date: May 4th, 2018

PG |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

An intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. With unprecedented access, the filmmakers explore how her early legal battles changed the world for women.

Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Gloria Steinem, Nina Totenberg

Director: Betsy West , Julie Cohen

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Storyville Films, CNN Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90

    This is more than just the predictable story of who Ginsburg was and who she has become. It’s also a monument to the formal written legal legacy that transcends her own life story and changed a nation. show more

  • 80
    Leslie FelperinThe Hollywood Reporter

    A documentary that, like its subject, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is eminently sober, well-mannered, highly intelligent, scrupulous and just a teeny-weeny bit reassuringly dull. show more

  • 65
    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair

    The documentary sees Ginsburg as an icon and hero first—and within that (I hesitate to say “second”) it sees her as the prodigious, idiosyncratic legal mind that she is. Somewhere in the process, rich contradictions and complexities get the slightest bit overlooked. show more

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Nominated Documentary (Feature)
Nominated Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2019)
Nominated Music (Original Song)