The Assistant

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Travis HopsonPunch Drunk Critics
    Bringing her documentarian experience toa fictionalized take on a timely issue, Green keeps the audience at a distance, at too much of a distance.
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    Clayton DavisAwardsCircuit.com
    Power is a tool that can always be referenced when citing these individuals, but what "The Assistant" does brilliantly is that it does not allow the ones who surrounded the monster to break away unscathed and untarnished.
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    It's as tense and tight as a thriller, but with none of the satisfaction.
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    Eric KohnindieWire
    It's a fascinating illustration of how the worst abuses can remain hidden even from those closest to the lion's den.
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    Rodrigo PerezThe Playlist
    Provocative and challenging, The Assistant might be too muted for some audiences, but it makes ballsy, patient, and unsentimental filmmaking choices throughout.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Ashley MenzelWe Live Entertainment
    The film doesn't do much to offer anything new to further the conversation about a very timely topic.
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    Peter DebrugeVariety
    The world needs movies like this, but it needs for them to be dynamic, dramatic and more empowering overall.
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    Todd McCarthyHollywood Reporter
    The Assistant stands as an insightful, if after-the-fact look at long-tolerated behavior. It's a reminder of how things were until very, very recently.
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