Reviews: The Assistant (2020)

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  • Sarah Boslaugh @ TheArtsSTL
    • Excerpt: It takes a village to protect a predator.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: One of the smart things about Green’s screenplay and direction is its quiet subtlety. There is no one big moment here, nor an outright smoking gun, instead a steady build of small injustices…
  • Candice Frederick @ The Wrap
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘The Assistant’ is a real-life horror docudrama portraying a young woman made to feel helpless to stop the daily abuses of power she witnesses.
  • [New] | MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: A quietly brutal film that shows the dark underbelly of an industry — of a world — dominated by often predatory straight white men. Could be an eye-opener on a larger scale… if only we listen.
  • Charlie Juhl @
    • Excerpt: The Assistant stares at a recent college grad’s first real-world moral dilemma – what will you do when your black and white ethics lessons confront the gray areas of innuendo, the behavior of powerful men, and the inevitability of personal consequences should you challenge the system.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: Green wants us to experience the silent prison of knowing the truth and being helpless against it. A palpable, tense drama exists beyond the mundane day-to-day of all victims.
  • Frank Ochieng @ The Critical Movie Critics
    • Excerpt: Solidly telling in its methodical truth, Green’s film is unassumingly dazzling in its low-key observations. The Assistant is impressively potent without the overstated exclamation of acrimony.
  • Rene Sanchez @ Cine Sin Fronteras [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: The Assistant es todo lo que Bombshell pretendía ser, pero sin la necesidad de recurrir a un gran reparto, a la magia del maquillaje o a un tono ligero para abordar una temática sumamente oportuna y sensible. Una mirada aséptica a la cultura tóxica que afecta al mundo laboral, y que encubre los abusos y las conductas inapropiadas de quienes se encuentran en una posición de poder.