The Janes (2022) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Janes (2022)



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In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Seven women were arrested and charged. The accused were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves Jane.


Critic Reviews for The Janes

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

It's hard not to come away a little bit in love with the now 60- and 70-something women of Jane, who give this documentary its backbone through lively, sharp talking head interviews about the risky yet empowering work that defined their young lives.

January 29, 2022 | Full Review…

These women were outlaws. They were also heroes, and it's high time more people recognized them as such. The Janes is a great start.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

A peppy history lesson of [the JANE Collective's] heroism.

January 28, 2022 | Full Review…

There isn't an unmemorable interview in the film.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

"The Janes" is too smart to be self-congratulatory, but the omission of any mention of the current state of affairs feels like a missed opportunity, a celebration of the past that shies away from looking at the present and future.

January 27, 2022 | Full Review…

Lessin and Pildes give a worthy account of some crazily courageous young women, who testify now before their camera as to what they did - and why.

January 26, 2022 | Full Review…

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