On the Basis of Sex

Her story made history.


On the Basis of Sex
This biopic is about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female Supreme Court Judge in the USA. Set during her youth, we follow events as she and her husband bring a ground-breaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn a century of gender discrimination.

120 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Sam Waterston, Kathy Bates, Cailee Spaeny, ack Reynor
Director
Mimi Leder
ScreenplayDaniel Stiepleman
MusicMychael Danna
CinematographyMichael Grady
EditingMichelle Tesoro
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byAmblin Partners, Participant Media, Robert Cort Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageModerate impact and fairly frequent used against people in a demeaning manner.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceMild impact and thematic gender prejudice in the context of this biographical feature but clearly disapproved of.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsComplex themes that deal with fighting for equality, revolutionary persevering through obstacles, hope for the better days, spending life with the one you love, being a supportive husband which helps mitigate the negative themes for discrimination, intellectual property. The theme of gender based prejudice might be confusing and disturbing to viewers younger than 13 years.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for some language and suggestive content
Runtime120
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
4
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
12 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
5
Violence
1
Sex
2
Language
4
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconWare hofdrama oor pioneer-gendersaak.
10
24.com
Leandra Engelbrecht quote iconIn terms of biopics the film ticks all the boxes - it has drama, suspense and a kick ass court scene.
15
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconWhile it certainly doesn’t begin to cover the entirety of the woman’s life and career, it does portray the beginning of that and hints at what’s to come.
12
Metacritic.com
33 critics
12
Rottentomatoes critics
112 critics
13
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconOn the Basis of Sex is nowhere near as groundbreaking as its real-life subject, but her extraordinary life makes a solid case for itself as an inspirational, well-acted biopic.
15
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconWell-acted if uneven biopic about RBG's early life, career.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
6 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
601 users
13
IMDB
864 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
18

Average .. 64%

13

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