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178 Ratings


Directed by Betsy West, Julie Cohen
United States, 2018


A look at the life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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RBG Directed by Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2019 | 2 nominations including: Best Original Song

National Board of Review

2018 | Winner: Best Documentary

The fascination of RBG is in part the story it tells, amply laying out what has made R.B.G. such an important force in the legal profession since her days at Harvard Law School in the 50s. But it’s also, significantly if less obviously, a telling example of how our long-overdue enthusiasm is prone to manifesting itself in the dominant feminism of the moment.
May 03, 2018
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[Hale County This Morning, This Evening] opened audiences’ eyes to a depiction of black families, and in particular of young black men, almost never seen in either documentary or fiction. Which is not to say that the doc sections lacked more conventionally shaped, socially conscious movies, the most exciting of which was Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s RBG, a biopic of the Supreme Court Justice that makes me wish I had saved until this moment the word “extraordinary” for Ginsburg alone.
March 03, 2018
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Given that the ghost of Harvey Weinstein’s career hovered over this year’s event, this female rage seemed apt. So too did the presence of “RBG,” an entertaining, predictably stirring documentary from Betsy West and Julie Cohen that traces the personal and professional battles fought by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
January 25, 2018
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