Anita Synopsis
Anita Hill endures attacks on her own character after accusing Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Duane Byrge
This intelligent and comprehensive documentary not only conveys the genuine nature of Hill herself, but also recreates the national...
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The New York Times

By Miriam Bale
Anita is an important historical document about an event that prompted a larger cultural conversation about sexual harassment. But, perhaps...
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90

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
If you can't place the name, or want to know more, Anita is a splendid place to start.
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80

Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Writer-director Freida Lee Mock’s concise and potent chronicle uses a wealth of archival video and numerous new interviews with its subject...
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80

Variety

By John Anderson
Anita may be a tribute doc, but it’s one with real heft.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If you were alive in 1991, the televised images may still stick in your mind and your craw.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Chris Nashawaty
The film itself feels a bit padded and clunky.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Odie Henderson
As a documented record of Hill's story and her achievements, Anita is a serviceable, at times riveting documentary.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

When Anita Hill took her seat before an all-white Senate committee in 1991, the optics said nearly as much about the systemic dynamics of...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
Too much of the movie feels like notes toward a portrait rather than the portrait itself, and Mock's failure to nail down the Thomas case...
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If you are concerned about women's rights, you must see this!

By Rachelsuis
The Story of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas is indeed a compelling one. I think perhaps the context of the events, combined with the intersectionality of race, class, and gender is what lead this to...

Wonderful portrayal of an important time in histor

By hillaryfairbanks
Well presented. Highly recommended. Reminds us all of the importance of speaking out to what's right, the courage it takes, and the generations to come who will benefit....

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By lucybmurray
Riveting!!! Factually accurate, completely holds your attention, does not pull any punches, yet remains sensitive and respectful of Anita Hill....

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By jjreidel
Must see. This is how we know about sexual harassment. A hero stands up for the truth. Living history so well done and entertaining....

By Periwinklesprout
Important film...

Important Doc for women today

By rosandy
I believed Anita Hill then. I believe Anita Hill now. The misguided people who chose to doubt the word of a woman and reduce it down to frivolity are now suffering the consequences of that crazy,...

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By bethand3girls
This is a must see for all women and especially young women who were too young to watch the original Senate hearings. The movie story was interesting and informative and I really enjoyed it....

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By xsmartin40
We saw the show last night and recommend it. At our showing Anita hill came and answered questions. Bob asked what about rap music and it's anti women lyrics. Five people commended him for the...

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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Riveting docu may inspire discussion of sexual harassment.
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