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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.
Hidden Figures is not a particularly sharp or revealing film about race relations in the United States. However, the current conjuncture of that country allows these "talents" to take effect, but not transcendence. [Full review in Spanish]
The actual story of a group of African-American employees working for NASA in the late 1950s in the segregationist state of Virginia deserved a better movie. In any case, much more complex. [Full review in Spanish]
Some sparkling performances and an inviting milieu can't completely overcome the bland trappings of a feel-good message movie. Everything in "Hidden Figures" is smoothly efficient but also a little anticlimactic and friction-less.
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.