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- Released: April 28, 2020
- Originally Released: 2019
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.00
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Julia Garner & Matthew Macfadyen|
|Performer:||Dagmara Dominczyk, Alexander Chaplin, Kristine Froseth & Patrick Breen|
|Directed by||Kitty Green|
|Screenwriting by||Kitty Green|
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The AU Review
Rating: 4/5 -- There is no end to the humiliation in The Assistant, which imagines what it must have been like to serve as a downtrodden PA to a Harvey Weinstein type, and to accidentally but undeniably become his accomplice. Full Review
Kitty Green’s THE ASSISTANT reveals its game slowly, with a confidence you wouldn’t expect from a debut dramatic feature.
Wall Street Journal
THE ASSISTANT looks at a powerful serial abuser -- at the patterns of exploitation, at the network of enablers he builds around himself over several decades -- through the at-once limited and privileged perspective of someone very low on the totem pole of his empire.
THE ASSISTANT grapples with the way that those who don’t speak up become passive enablers.
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