“Radium Girls” has a surprising, disturbing parallel with what’s happening today in its court scenes where medical authorities testify that radium is lethal. Many workers and their family members scoff and are openly incredulous.
“At the time we were filming, I remember Joey and I talked a lot about that. It was unsettling to watch these videos in the ‘20s and you think, ‘It’s not that way anymore’ when you’re told what’s good for you when the men behind this knew the truth.
“Now it’s so timely. There’s so much false information and a president who won’t wear a mask. It’s ‘Who do you trust’ — which is the same thing back then.”
by Stephen Schaefer Boston Herald
Radium Girls proves engrossing, thanks to its powerful real-life tale and the excellent performances by leads King and Quinn, who make us fully care about their characters' fates.
You can feel the urgency fueling Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler's historical drama about a little-known, shameful episode in our country's past.
by Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter
A worthy entry in the category of workers’ rights movies, “Radium Girls,” like “Silkwood,” is based on actual events. In it, the directors Lydia Dean Pilcher and Ginny Mohler reveal a little-known part of history with a loudly beating feminist heart and a narrative grounded in reality.
by Kristen Yoonsoo Kim The New York Times