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July 26, 2017
What a famtastic movie. The movie was great and the acting was great. This movie was one of the best movies of the year.
July 26, 2017
The true story of three black women in the institutional halls of 1960s NASA, struggling to prove their value in engineering and mathematics while also sending John Glenn into orbit. It's a nice story and a strong moral, if a bit on the safe side. Nothing seems terribly difficult for these women, whether it's theoretical physics or racial equality, which reduces the power of their eventual success. One early scene epitomizes this attitude: broken down on the side of the road, they're approached by a stereotypical southern white policeman. Though internally panicked, they proudly stand their ground and deflect his barbs, and moments later he's giving them a friendly escort to the workplace. Faced with any degree of adversity, they merely hunker down, redouble their efforts and glide to victory. Which is admirable, and possibly truthful, if not especially gripping. The acting is good - Taraji P. Henson is most memorable as a mousey mother of three whose sole public outburst provides the film's only major dash of flavor - but the plot is too interested in lobbing softballs when it could've been pitching something with teeth. A warm, simple tale, appropriate viewing for a Sunday night with the family if not for challenging conventions.
½ July 25, 2017
Great movie! All around, very well acted, great storytelling with an inspiring message.
July 25, 2017
Hidden Figures brings great performances and powerful messages to NASA industry without having to focus too much on racial and sexes conflicts, which I was hoping this didn't make it into it's main component.
July 25, 2017
An important story told in an entertaining way with fine performances all round.
½ July 25, 2017
Hidden Figures tells an important and largely unheard chapter in modern scientific achievement and social history. Melfi's aim is clearly to tell this story to the masses, keeping Hidden Figures unashamedly mainstream. The trio of central performances are well balanced delivering humour and pathos. The plot flows from A to B with ease, character arcs are far from complex and the result is a pleasant, undemanding watch. But this is not intended as a criticism. After all you don't need to torture the audience to produce a memorable cinematic experience. What is delivered is a thoroughly engaging, emotionally powerful and satisfyingly uplifting movie.
July 24, 2017
Wonderful story, very impressed with the sets and costumes.
July 24, 2017
One of the best films seen in a long time. Well documented and brilliantly acted.
July 22, 2017
Loved this movie a must see
July 22, 2017
Loved it, very good and kept me invested the whole time.
July 22, 2017
Amazing! Watch this film.
½ July 22, 2017
Fresh story-telling, lovely performances all around, combined with an amazing story transcend this film beyond the mere MOW it could have been.
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.
July 21, 2017
Fantastic story. Great acting. Good direction... Human interest at its best!
July 21, 2017
The negativity of its period with mistreatment is least than expected, which makes this a pleasant picture as that celebrates the spirit of the accomplishment from the titular "Hidden Figures", who were performed and casted perfectly next to the rest of the nice ensemble cast and other merits into the storytelling. (A-)

(Full review TBD)
½ July 20, 2017
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonŠe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
July 20, 2017
loved this movie. a must see
July 19, 2017
Actually, this was a really good movie. They tried to make it racial to the viewer, but I don't look at it that way. Costner's character was spot on for dealing with predjudice. If you can do the work those women portrayed that well, you deserve recognition and a huge promotion regardless of your skin color.
½ July 19, 2017
Brilliant acting of powerful women in history. Taraji's bathroom monologue was the best, she deserved an Oscar nom.
July 19, 2017
In a time when Oscar films are renowned for being dull and tedious, Hidden Figures radiates charm and is quite possibly this year's best motion picture. Centered around an impactful story and supported by fantastic performances, it's no surprise the film inspires as much as it entertains. Never have I enjoyed watching a biographical drama as much as I did watching Hidden Figures and the reason for that is the lively, funny, and empowering qualities that aren't meant to bait Academy Award nominations, but to actually be experienced and loved. A day may come when the Academy will grant blockbuster films a chance at winning awards and this film is definitely a great start.
July 15, 2017
Good reflection of the life of many Black pioneers
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