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Hidden Figures Reviews

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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.
January 17, 2017
With some audacity and ingenuity, "Hidden Figures" might have been something extraordinary. Instead, it's merely about something extraordinary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 17, 2017
Despite the stellar cast, though, the film is weighted down by an overload of subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2017
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]
February 3, 2017
Too bad that the film doesn't have more rage, reaction and resistance. A real pity. [Full review in Spanish]
February 7, 2017
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]
December 20, 2016
It is in essence a feature-length version of an inspiring social media image macro, or perhaps a Google Doodle.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 5, 2017
A movie about great people is not the same thing as a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 6, 2017
It's a good family film in the sense that it probably won't upset anyone, but it's hard to escape the suspicion the real people on whose stories it is based deserve a more nuanced treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 83/100
December 11, 2016
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.
December 30, 2016
Paint-by-numbers biopic about people who were almost beyond a shadow of a doubt more interesting than the film ever suggests.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 16, 2017
Hidden Figures is not a good movie. Sorry, but it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 6, 2017
Despite admirable efforts from its high-powered cast, Hidden Figures takes a remarkable story and makes it feel the same as so many other movies.
December 23, 2016
...it's ultimately difficult to recall a more promising endeavor that so thoroughly squandered its various positive attributes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2017
It's clear that Hidden Figures is a story that demands to be told, and it's a pity it wasn't told better.
December 20, 2016
For all of its current touchstones, Hidden Figures feels far too late, both in the recognition these women deserve and the filmmakers' goodhearted but dull approach to their stories.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 22, 2016
I kept wishing director Theodore Melfi had approached his trio's story with the respect it deserves. Instead, he keeps trying to make their struggle "fun," chasing easy laughs and easy inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 26, 2016
Tells a genuinely compelling story, but does so in a fashion that too often feels artificial, even borderline sitcomish [though] it's hard to resist the charm of the three lead actresses.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 16, 2017
It's the kind of movie where you compliment the performances and then trail off because there's nothing much left to say that won't make you sound like a jerk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 22, 2018
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are what make this movie. They are the heart.
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