Reversing Roe (2018)



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Forty-five years after it revolutionized abortion law in America, the landmark 1973 US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade is once again at a crossroads. In their timely new documentary REVERSING ROE, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg present a deeply illuminating look of the state of abortion and women's rights in America. The film offers candid and riveting interviews with key figures from both sides of the divide, Intense and unflinching in its commitment to telling the whole story, REVERSING ROE provides a gripping look at what's happening on the ground in 2018. Drawing from a wealth of historical footage, it charts the period leading up to the Roe decision-and documents the opposition that has followed ever since.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

As contentiousness turned into real-world consequences, "Reversing Roe" reminds us that the more women get involved regarding their rights, the more likely we're to see a fair, principled fight.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Provides a clear and accessible overview of more than 50 years of the social and legal history of the issue in the United States.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…

While the documentary sheds welcome light on Roe's history -- on the road that brought us to this crucial juncture -- the filmmakers, perhaps inevitably, bypassed some key stops and turns along the way.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…
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Solid and valuable but familiar.

Sep 3, 2018 | Full Review…

While the pacing becomes uneven at times, Netflix has another strong documentary on its hands.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Covering a lot of ground in its 99 minute runtime, the film is a good introduction for anyone struggling to grasp the mechanisms involved in recent political and judicial dealings relating to this issue.

Oct 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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