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The Assistant

2020, drama

87 minutes

A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

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9.0

2020.05.24

It’s chilling and an insight into the terrible ordeal that many professional women in the film industry, and other industries, have had to put up with before the “Me Too” lid was blown off. Read more

8.0

2020.04.25

Writer/director Kitty Green and Garner's insular performance leave Jane's motivations for contacting HR ambiguous. Read more

8.0

2020.10.11

Despite strong and able, Julia is about to break down with embarrassment and disappointment, and the taciturn drama poignantly expresses the miserable work environment that many people experience but haven’t the courage to denounce. Read more

8.0

2020.02.20

It’s a hard film to watch that explores what, besides our time and labor, we are trading in exchange for a paycheck.

8.0

2020.02.08

Green cleverly takes Jane, subtly performed by Julia Garner, and puts her amid a situation she barely can handle. Read more

8.0

2020.04.19

Jane’s strenuous bad day at the office might be a mere footnote within the overarching story of workplace toxicity, but Kitty Green tells it with chilling intimacy and well-crafted conviction. Read more

7.0

2020.06.09

The Assistant is a courageous piece of cinema strengthened by a bold performance by Julia Garner. What it may lack in classic moviemaking magic, it makes up for in raising much needed awareness. Read more

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8.0

2020.11.16

Deze goed opgebouwde en subtiele film is het perfecte voorbeeld van hoe een angstcultuur in stand wordt gehouden. Read more

8.0

2020.11.19

Een inzichtelijke kijk in de zwijgcultuur die de Harvey Weinsteins van deze wereld in het zadel hielden. Read more

7.0

2020.11.12

The Assistant is geen thriller, meer een realistisch drama. Toch verre van saai, juist intrigerend en depressief. Read more

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