RBG gives legendary Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg the pop-doc treatment and pays tribute to the feminence grise badass. [Political commentator] Rachel Maddow declares her a “liberal hero,” right-wing radio pundits refer to her as “this witch, this evildoer, this monster” and her granddaughters call her “bubbe.” To her childhood friends, she’s still the girl they called “Kicky.” Brooklynites claim her as one of their own; Cornell and Harvard Law list her as an alumna. […]. You may love or hate her, badmouth her or bow down to her. But you have to recognize the impact that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has made to the fabric of [the United States]. It is practically incalculable and completely invaluable.
Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s docuportrait of this Women’s Rights pioneer and feminist icon lays out a strong case for considering the 85-year-old Supreme Court justice as a real-life American superhero. […] [W]e need all the role models we can get right now, and an octogenarian Supreme Court judge who’s pissed off the proper people is more than deserving of a pop-vérité victory lap. […] [T]his doc is doing a service. If one young boy or girl see this and, instead of picking up arms, grasped a law book, grabbed a gavel and garnered the grit to know when a dissenting opinion doubled as a necessity, this movie will have more than justified its worship.
David Fear, Rolling Stone