Anita
Anita (2014)

Against a backdrop of sex, politics and race, Academy Award (R) winning filmmaker Freida Mock's ANITA reveals the intimate story of Anita Hill, a woman who dared to speak the truth. This powerful documentary traces Ms. Hill's life… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: March 21, 2014
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Pevere
Globe and Mail

It seems rather optimistically insistent on making a case that America has come a long way in 20 years, when the truth is 20 years is a mere historical heartbeat.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Frieda Mock's documentary "Anita" is a dutiful history lesson even as it brings us closer to the very private person at the center of that long-ago, still relevant storm.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Riveting docu may inspire discussion of sexual harassment.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

Hill, now a professor at Brandeis, looks back on the events of 1991 with courage and grace.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

It's a reminder of what we were and, thanks to Hill, how far we've come.

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Daniel Walber
Nonfics

In valiant pursuit of Hill's higher dignity, Mock finds only stability. Anita's well-meaning faithfulness squanders its cinematic potential.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

As Hill says - and personifies - in the film, "honesty, dignity and courage is what will be remembered."

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Focusing on her as a personality at the expense of the incident's greater social, racial, and political context reduces this to a liberal exercise in self-congratulation.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's as if Mock is so busy sanctifying Hill that she forgot to take care of business, proving beyond a doubt that her subject's accusations were true, not innuendo.

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