Hidden Figures Reviews
I LOVED THIS FILM.
I must clarify - there are many films out there that tell inspirational historical moments that are, in themselves, powerful stories. However, those films can rely on the power of the story itself and the film-making can go by the wayside. The story is so good that we forgive the saccharin movie-making (i.e. The Blind Side - sorry...but it's true!).
"The story is the star." I'll say.
This film DOES NOT fall into that trap.
Great performances, an apt musical score, astute art direction, avoiding melodrama and preachiness - this film truthfully conveys a period in our history time when this country was doing great things without ignoring the unfortunate cultural climate of the time.
We are introduced to powerful characters (all beautifully portrayed) who must negotiate the cultural environment to play an integral part within the fledgling space program.
A MUST - SEE.
(Full review TBD)
Pioneers in space engineering and astronomical science, these "hidden" figures played some of the most important role which contributed to the success of US.
Ironically, racism and segregation was the very reason of everything.