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Ruth: Justice Ginsburg in Her Own Words (2019)



Critic Consensus: This assembly of archival footage doesn't distinguish itself from other documentaries about Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, but it does offer a heartfelt glimpse into her judicial philosophy In Her Own Words.

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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

There is a tendency to overly explain things as opposed to letting Ginsburg's words flow, but if you've enjoyed the previous looks at the notorious RBG, this is a new one offers a different angle to her remarkable story.

March 5, 2021 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

It is not so much the words that matter here as Justice Ginsburg's intellect, her "consuming love" for the law, her character, her kindness, her empathy, and her purpose.

February 22, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Writer-director Freida Lee Mock doesn't really break new ground -- as noted, it's been pretty well plowed -- but that doesn't prevent the tributes from feeling warm and heartfelt, especially coming after Ginsburg's death.

February 16, 2021 | Full Review…
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It's curiously difficult to stay engaged with Mock's film that merely puts forth a paint-by-numbers assembly of the wealth of material it has at its disposal.

February 12, 2021 | Full Review…

Little here will seem new to those who paid attention to Ginsburg's career or watched the Oscar-nominated documentary "RBG." But the director, Freida Lee Mock, repeatedly returns to the idea that change comes in steps.

February 11, 2021 | Full Review…

Mock's film employs archival film and audio footage of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice and her appearances at schools, receptions and in court, and is an air-tight testament to Ginsburg's wit, intellect and reasoning.

February 11, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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