Citizen Ruth

In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern) discovers while in jail that she's pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he'll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across.
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Netflix Rating: 3.3
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 79%
Critics' score: 79   Audience score: 71   Rotten Tomatoes page
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It's probably too schematic to reward more than a single viewing, but as a provocative one-time surprise it may become a specialized sleeper.

Mike Clark, USA Today
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