BASIC REPRESENTATION SCORE: -10
FEMALE AGENCY/POWER/AUTHORITY SCORE: +3
THE MALE GAZE SCORE: 0
GENDER/SEXUALITY SCORE: -10
WILDCARD SCORE: 0
Is there anything either positive or negative in the film’s representation of women not already accounted for here? (points will vary)
TOTAL SCORE: -17
IS THE FILM’S DIRECTOR FEMALE? Yes (Patricia Riggen) (does not impact scoring)
IS THE FILM’S SCREENWRITER FEMALE? No (does not impact scoring)
BOTTOM LINE: With the exception of a female government official, who appears in only one scene and speaks perhaps two lines of dialogue, all the women here are the defined exclusively as the mothers, wives, daughters, and sisters of men. Women wait, and wail, while men struggle to survive and other men struggle to rescue them.
NOTE: This is not a “review” of The 33! It is simply an examination of how well or how poorly it represents women. (A movie that represents women well can still be a terrible film; a movie that represents women poorly can still be a great film.) Read my review of The 33.
See the full rating criteria. (Criteria that do not apply to this film have been deleted in this rating for maximum readability.)
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