If it pleases the court, I will address the negative review first: Bad acting. I would say there was not enough prep time for perfect acting, but not bad. This movie squeezed in as much detail as it could in an hour and forty minutes. Any more expectations and it would have been 2 hours - which I'm fine with. I understand there were no robots, animals, animation, or sex scenes that saved the actors. Just as in the movie Nothing But the Truth, this story is heavy. Actors can't just show up and be Navy SEALs, rape victims, or immigration lawyers, we will always see through it. Experience and survival of the actual people is key and makes the movie more serious and stressful, which actors don't have but try because they have compassion.
This movie just like my favorite movie and my top 10 captures the emotion, truth, and the story. This was as perfect as this movie could be with the time they had and the money they used. They captured the characters in the right actors - and it always helps when a pretty woman is the main actress. So, I would not show this to anyone under the age of 14, maybe 15 because of the emotional heaviness when they are still in the neurological phase of attaining logic and experimenting.
Here are my top movies (no order because each are unique): 13 Hours: the secret soldiers of Benghazi, Case for Christ, Only the Brave, Patriot's Day, Bope II, My All American, Hacksaw Ridge, Just Mercy, Paadmavat, Zero Dark Thirty, Raazi, Manikarnika: the queen of Jansi, Breach, Unthinkable, Megan Leavey, End of Watch, The Blind Side, Sicario, The Great Alaskan Race, Argo, The Female Brain, The Stoning of Soraya M., Temple Grandin, Septembers of Shiraz, and Noble. All these movies portray the world. A world forgotten and never fought enough for. A world that only hits the big papers once a year. This is war, the real war. This movie shows a fight to unite law and politics in a pioneer way. A way that would have been buried if it never happened to women. This movie did make it on my aforementioned list now. BUT!! It was close of not being. If it downplayed reality anymore it would not have. I would like to have seen WHY she was able to pay her bills and would like to have seen more of the logistics. This story is great and it is important because she was a pioneer in the law field, so this is important. You are safe to watch it and will not feel like you wasted your time. Enjoy! Check out my other movies and let me know what you think. Let's dialogue; I'll bring my bachelor in Criminal Psychology and experiences around the world in the Military Police. Pleas click "Helpful" and follow me to see my seldom reviews of other awesomeness.