The Assistant

critic Reviews

, 92% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Led by a powerhouse performance from Julia Garner, The Assistant offers a withering critique of workplace harassment and systemic oppression.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    There is a through-line in terms of theme, and Green has made only good choices here. The film is tautly constructed, able to be shot largely in one place, and with minimal staging and effects.
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    Danny LeighFinancial Times
    After a while, the question becomes not just what kind of industry allowed this to happen, but how many people still working in it now looked the other way.
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    Hannah WoodheadLittle White Lies
    Required viewing for every person in a job with an in-built power structure.
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    Tim RobeyDaily Telegraph (UK)
    The whole point of Green's film is the routine, submerged, and invisible quality of its horrors: you can readily believe Tuesday might be even worse.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    It is a sombre, realist study of what day-by-day, moment-by-moment abuse actually looks like.
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    Scott MarksSan Diego Reader
    Green, the first filmmaker to give narrative voice to this subject, posits her day in the life of a witness to workplace gangrene as a grueling example of cinema as frustration.
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    Andrew KendallStabroek News
    Green avoids any potential hokeyness and prevents anything here from seeming the least bit sensational by presenting the film as a lesson in grim tautness.
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    Orla SmithSeventh Row
    One of the most brilliant elements of The Assistant is it's unsettling, tense sound design, which feels like it's embodying the building pressure in Jane's head.
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    John SerbaDecider
    This searing condemnation of morally corrupt institutions is a quietly righteous rallying cry to burn it all down.
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    Rob AldamBackseat Mafia
    It's thrilling in its exactness.
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