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Fair and Balanced

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2019
  • Jay Roach
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

Drama telling the real-life story of three women who anchored Fox News, one of America's most powerful news networks, but became the headlines themselves when they risked everything to stand up to Roger Ailes, the man who made them famous. Starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Dazzling performances abound in director Jay Roach's riveting, unflinching and rousing drama about the downfall of Fox News CEO Roger Ailes (John Lithgow). When demoted presenter Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) sues Ailes for sexual harassment, it throws the already on-edge workers into desperate, divisive chaos. Anchorwoman Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron, in another astonishing physical transformation) is the reluctant mole attempting to track down fellow victims, while the fictional Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) is an amalgam of all the women who found themselves alone in Ailes's office trying to avoid his sleazy overtures. Sharpened by a cut-and-thrust satirical angle with timely insights into workplace etiquette, this finely textured, fourth wall-breaking psychodrama works full-throttle as a salient, savvy, satisfying and fully believable corporate thriller.

Credits

Crew

rolename
DirectorJay Roach

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate
Released on
2020-01-17
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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