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The ultimate value of Hidden Figures is couched in its ability to empower the viewer; it occasionally indulges in populist cinema's most frequent vice of uninhibited emotion but these moments, and our reactions, are always earned.
... "Hidden Figures" acquires a potent presence, even if it would be stretching things to say it's a great movie. Still, historically, socially and culturally it may be remembered after the year's better films have faded into the recesses of memory.
Even though Hidden Figures is overstuffed with plot points and has way too much going on to properly flesh out in its roughly 2-hour running time, the film deserves praise for putting some unknown heroes into the limelight
Most of this country's history - like most Hollywood movies - has been written by white men. 'Hidden Figures' is a great reminder of the unsung African-American women who contributed to all our accomplishments.
As far as the viewer goes, the story dates back to the 60s, but when you catch the tributes paid to the the real Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson during the credit roll, you know that this story of triumph needed to be told, right here, right now.
Hidden Figures is a story of friendship and inspiration and a reminder to have faith in your abilities - and it's also two hours of guaranteed empowerment that will blast you straight towards your goals.
It's mostly fine but largely forgettable, with a script that suffers from flat characters and which treats its story less like the powerful drama it is and more like a straight line evenly peppered with plot points.