Ruth Bader Ginsburg aka The Notorious RBG is a fascinating person, and if you were already on her side this documentary will surely reinforce the positive opinions of her: a feminist, a liberal, a dissenter, an equal-rights hero, a survivor and a democrat. However, if you never did support her nomination and/or political believes, then RBG will also do nothing to change your mind. As well made, and as riveting, as Judge Ginsburg's life is made out to be, this documentary failed to give a balance view of her. It did not show what the republicans not like about her and whether they had grounds in their believes.
Nonetheless, this film also excelled in illuminating Judge Ginsburg's private life which helped to round her out as a person. The intimate look into her youth and her relationship with her husband was truly more fascinating than her political beliefs. And just for that insight, the upcoming Mimi Leder-directed Ginsburg biopic On The Basis of Sex (starring Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer) sure became more interesting to look out for. Although her relationships with her children, and grandchildren, were surprisingly sparing.
Regardless of one's politics, Judge Ginsburg's work attitude and ethics is an inspiration. She survived two cancers, the death of her husband and yet she still finds the time to gym (and plank) and write her dissents for the things she believes in.
She really is The Notorious RBG.