The Red Pill

2016

Action / Documentary

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29% · 7 reviews
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 92% · 1K ratings
IMDb Rating 8.0/10 10 12096 12.1K

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gabrielhebert 9 / 10

A Must-Watch Regardless Of Which Side You're On

As a Kickstarter backer, I received a pre-release digital copy. Overall, the documentary is nothing short of amazing. I follow the issues presented in the film with some regularity and I am the type of person who will seek out opinions of those I disagree with to learn where they're coming from. I feel that this is exactly what Cassie Jaye did in her film. She allowed both sides to make their arguments without putting in her own spin or bias...a rarity with documentary film makers and a very welcome surprise. Although I was already familiar with many of the issues presented, I still felt the heartbreak of some of the personal stories shared. For the uninitiated, some revelations will come as a shock. Imagine centuries ago when people thought the Earth was flat and the outrage that ensued when told it is actually round...in that time you were called a "heretic" or "blasphemer" for speaking truth to power while today it's overused terms like "misogynist" and "hate speech".

One small criticism I would have is that you could tell there is so much more to the stories presented but with the constraints of fitting everything into a 2 hour film, it is understandable that cuts and edits were done where they were. What I would advise anyone watching this documentary to do is to check out some of the interviews with Cassie Jaye (Youtube channels like The Rubin Report, Stefan Molyneux, etc.) and Q&A sessions done during the screenings of this film (can easily be found on Youtube by searching "The Red Pill Q&A") where you'll get to go a little deeper and more in-depth explanations on what both sides, the feminists and men's rights activists, believe and fight for. I can only hope that the special features included on DVD/Blu-Ray will fill in some of the minor gaps with more interview footage.

One of the most interesting things about this documentary is seeing filmmaker Cassie Jaye's personal struggle with having her feminist beliefs challenged through her video diaries which pop up here and there throughout the documentary. You can tell that she was genuinely having a hard time coping with having all of these statistics thrown at her that disprove what she believed in. At the end of it all, this is what makes this documentary more compelling, even more so than the heartbreaking stories and reality-shattering statistics from the men's rights activists.

If you're a feminist or simply believe women in the West don't get a fair shake compared to men, you owe it to yourself to have your views challenged and see if they stand up to scrutiny. What have you to lose? Your convictions will either be strengthened or you will come to terms with the fact that your beliefs were wrong and can take comfort in knowing that you now have the truth. Whether or not your beliefs remain the same, one thing is certain...you will be changed in some way.

Like Morpheus says to Neo in "The Matrix": I didn't say it would be easy, Neo. I just said it would be the truth...

Reviewed by xak-82946 9 / 10

Director Cassie Jaye turns in Welles-ian work that feminist Hearsts attempt to destroy

Cassie Jaye is currently the bravest woman in Hollywood. Her new film, 'The Red Pill' has more testosterone in it than any Kathryn Bigelow movie. To call it a must-see is an understatement as she explores an area that will instantly outrage any card-carrying feminist and at a Q & A after the West Coast Premiere, Friday night, October 14, she reveals that making it cost her friendships and support from a community made up mostly of women who say they want to see more women filmmakers, but really only mean that if they're promoting material they approve of. Jaye cuts through the hypocrisy to bring us her personal experiences (a splash of narrative combined with a documentary format)when she stumbles upon a rabbit hole that swallows her up and forces her to question everything she believed in as a former feminist when searching the term 'rape culture' leads her to discover the world of the MRA. If 'The Red Pill' can't move you, your blinders are on way too tight.

Reviewed by dcoke25 9 / 10

Writing this review after watching "WHAT IS A WOMAN"; THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT

After watching "What is a Woman?" the Matt Walsh/Daily Wire hit piece; it made me think of this AMAZING documentary. I've watched it nearly half a dozen times, and it's great. Watching someone's bias get eroded in front of you.

Casey Jay starts out as a typical 3rd wave feminist. Her subject matters were always about the female experience. Then her friend told her about this group of disgusting men she should expose and do a documentary on. So, she goes in there expecting it to be a 3rd wave feminist's dream gig, one that exposes and bolsters her views. Much like how Matt Walsh went into "What is a Woman" just to attack the "non-binary" community. BUT unlike Matt, Casey learns something and grows better for it.

Ironically this movie isn't so much about Men's Right Activists as it is about escaping your echo chamber and extending an olive branch to see another's view point. While the MRA stuff is very important, or at least as a man I think so. It plays second fiddle to the journey of discovery, shattering preconceptions, and growth.

The way she approaches men who have admittedly said TERRIBLE things online through their blogs, and how hostile of a character Paul Elam appears to be based off of his writings alone, is great. You can tell she's nervous at first and defensive, and start to see the growth of it all. She even has a meltdown mid movie, it's great. One of the best POLITICALLY CHARGED documentaries I've ever seen. Since unlike most, this has the ability to change people's perspective. It's not like "2,000 Mules" or "What is a Woman" or "Bowling For Columbine", where you go to see those for the confirmation bias. While now that the movie's been out for so long, the mystique of what this movie is about is lifted. SO... even if you know what the end result, I say the journey to it is well worth it.

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