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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
½ July 15, 2017
The 1960's, a decade where the epic Space Race between Soviet Union and the United States took place.

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.
½ July 14, 2017
loved these women enough to have glassy eyes throughout. one could tire of the gobsmacked white man reaction every time a black lady entered a room, if it weren't so sadly accurate and emotionally gutting. black girl power.
July 14, 2017
Truly inspirational. To think of all the daily petty slights these women had to endure day in and day out and STILL perform at the highest level of their profession and capabilities. Amazing.
½ July 14, 2017
An important film about important women who helped NASA become what they stand for. Heartwearming, funny but at times also tragic to see how hard the road was for them in those times.
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