Film Preview: On the Basis of Sex (2018)

Page Revisions:

(July 22, 2018) Original
(October 7, 2018) New Trailer (#2)
(November 18, 2018) New Trailer (#3) / New Poster (#2)

Release Date:

December 25, 2018


From IMDb: “The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.”

Poster Rating: B- / C

Review: (#1) It’s not the most visually daring design, but the decision to make her a giant against the backdrop of the Supreme Court is a nice touch.

(#2) It’s Felicity Jones. How this will draw audiences to the theater, I’m not certain as there’s nothing particularly compelling in the design.

Trailer Rating: B / B / B+

Review: (#1) Ruth Bader Ginsburg is one of the most important justices ever installed on the Supreme Court. Her life story would make a fascinating movie. Perhaps this will be the one, but the trailer isn’t great. It’s good, but it could be so much better.

(#2) The same bland competence of the first trailer evinces itself in this second trailer that continues to position the narrative as a significant one without feeling enticing as a result.

(#3) The producers are trying to throw everything at the wall to see what will stick in hopes of drawing viewers to the theater. This trailer, although a bit brisk, is slightly better than the prior two at making such a case, but only slightly.

Oscar Prospects:

There may be a push to give the film some Oscar consideration, but will the film be good enough for it?

Trailer #1

Trailer #2

Trailer #3


Poster #1Poster #2

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