RBG ★★½

RBG is a benign documentary that focuses on a wide range of its subject's persona and reputation—from her upbringing to her legal decisions to the cult surrounding her by a sizable group of superfans—with a newscast type of structure that gives it no favors but plays it very safe. The film is rarely boring, though we do leave feeling as if, with only few exceptions, we could have learned almost the same amount from a well-written BuzzFeed article. The film's most interesting moments often include Ginsburg herself, as when we see her working out with a personal trainer, thus giving her opportunity to play against type and subvert one's notion of her personality.