December 5, 2020
For the most part, it transpires as if designed from the most standard of templates - with long odds, harsh opposition, and surprise witnesses.
November 5, 2020
Thurgood Marshall deserves a better movie to tell his story.
September 16, 2020
A provocative and involving film that soars on the strength of Boseman's relentless charisma and riveting convictions.
August 29, 2020
It's the perfect reminder that our real heroes don't wear superhero capes, but rather judges' robes. Will Boseman's "Black Panther" inspire a new generation to research Marshall?
May 14, 2020
Marshall wants to be a bold story of the search for equality while also being a very human profile of a man who would become a legend. Most of the time, the film finds that balance.
March 25, 2020
This real-life case makes for an entertaining courtroom drama that nonetheless reduces Marshall to the level of Perry Mason and consigns to the end credits his greater triumphs arguing Brown vs. Board of Education and other landmark civil rights cases.
September 24, 2019
This film isn't just a biopic. And it's not preachy. It just presents the facts through a courtroom case based on race. It's courtroom drama and you become part of the jury.
July 16, 2019
Anyone expecting a substantive picture about Marshall is just going to have to lower their expectations...
March 21, 2019
Young Mr. Lincoln by way of the Hallmark Channel.
February 6, 2019
If you think you're going in to see a movie about the life and times of Thurgood Marshall, then you're sadly mistaken. Now, if you don't mind watching an entertaining and court drama, then by all means get your popcorn ready.
January 19, 2019
The film is handsome and admittedly rousing in spots, but also dismally familiar, and presented with an annoying slathering of winking hindsight.
October 28, 2018
Boseman, who has also played James Brown and Jackie Robinson, brings Marshall to life in an interesting way - almost like that of a super hero. It's a unique approach, but one that fits the film quite well.
September 14, 2018
Marshall isn't so different from a well-made TV movie. But it plays well on the big screen anyway...
September 5, 2018
It's not a biopic about Marshall. The scope is too wide and too narrow at the same time, completely missing the mark.
August 30, 2018
An essential historical crime drama that prospers from the chemistry between the two leads and social themes that can reflect today.
August 28, 2018
The film turns out to be a mixture of courtroom drama and buddy comedy.
August 27, 2018
Still powerful and upliftlingly hopeful, Marshall borderlines what could be a Gad film as he interjects and oversteps.
August 24, 2018
Boseman played Thurgood with a lot of lightness, a lot of charm, a lot of swagger.