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Hidden Figures Reviews

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December 27, 2017
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.
December 27, 2017
"Hidden Figures" provides a positive image of women as science researchers who were able to balance their personal and professional lives to achieve success.
December 21, 2017
... "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.
December 18, 2017
It's the quiet fierceness the actresses bring to these roles that make the work compelling.
December 4, 2017
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
November 19, 2017
Hidden Figures tells the amazing true story of three women who were pioneers in the space program.
November 12, 2017
Happily, the government hires women for its space program. Otherwise, how would we get this remarkable film?
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 3, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 16, 2017
Directed by Theodore Melfi, this fascinating, hugely watchable and eventually heart-warming story does occasionally lack subtlety but it's deservedly up for a Best Picture Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 20, 2017
... strong performances by Henson, Spencer and Monae.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2017
It strikes a careful balance in showing how things were, and what they could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 15, 2017
These are emotional and nuanced performances that powerfully deliver a reminder of just how ugly a world of prejudice is.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 5, 2017
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.
August 31, 2017
Watch this movie for the important story it tells - women standing up against racism and sexism in different and complex ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 29, 2017
Hidden Figures" is crowd-pleasing entertainment of vital history.
August 10, 2017
The performances are warm and good-humored, without exception. It is absolutely an inspirational movie.
July 18, 2017
Balancing each woman's story within the structure of the Space Race is deftly handled, as their workdays require them to give 110 percent and then go home and raise families.
July 3, 2017
Salutes the trailblazing achievements of three African-American women who worked behind the scenes at Nasa as 'human computers', doing the hard sums before electronic machines were up to the task.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 26, 2017
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.
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