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½ May 7, 2018
One of the best movies with Denzil Washington
May 5, 2018
Great Tom Hanks performance. Even though it was long it felt rushed.
½ February 24, 2018
A good film raising awareness about discrimination in the workplace. It also put the city in a different light that I have not seen before.

1001 movies to see before you die.
½ January 29, 2018
Finally got around to watching this movie. a little late :) it doesn't age well. Expected better. Good to see a younger Hanks and Washington though. Didn't finish the movie
½ January 16, 2018
A brilliant film about tolerance and Prejudice. There are many wonderful moments in this film, most notably the Aria scene when Tom Hanks is explaining the meaning of an aria to Denzel Washington. This film is 25 years old, and is still as fresh as when it was first made
½ December 27, 2017
Puntaje Original: 6.5

Una de las más profundas actuaciones de Tom Hanks y un brillante Denzel Washington, en una emocional historia que se puede ver opacada por algunos estereotipos y clichés.
November 19, 2017
Two of the greatest acting performances ever and it was in the same movie. Based on a true story- combined with other true stories- and built on a foundation of factual discrimination and bigotry- and some moronic critics call it cliched. That's why rotten tomatoes is good- just look at an overall rating and weed out the stupid.
½ November 18, 2017
This movie celebrates a frivolous and unfair lawsuit and is such great fodder for anti-liberals. Tom Hanks's boss's didn't discriminate against him, but the lawsuit is shown as a victory against AIDS when in reality it's an assault on a totally reasonable and fair boss, targeted because he's in power and Tom Hanks is in pain. This should be seen as a cautionary tale rather than a feel-good movie and the fact that it's not speaks very poorly of American society.
½ September 11, 2017
Definitely Hanks' most underrated performance.
September 7, 2017
Philadelphia is an amazing movie with a terrific performance by Tom Hanks! The story and aids and gay awareness is really deep and it shows a lot. The character Tom Hanks plays has aids and his boss fires him and him he thinks it's because he has aids and he's gay. It's a really sad but powerful movie!
September 5, 2017
One of my favorite movies of all time
August 5, 2017
5/5. An emotional gut-punch of a movie with powerful performances from the whole cast, especially Hanks and Washington.
July 5, 2017
Entertaining court battle. Kinda sad ending with video of him as a kid
July 1, 2017
As if one prejudice wasn't controversial enough, this movie tackles both homophobia and racism in a movie that explores homosexuality and the AIDS virus. In an attempt to hide his disease, Hank's is fired by his law firm supposedly on the grounds of incompetence, which is debatable given his recent promotion by the directors themselves. Whilst battling his illness, he enlists the help of fellow barrister Denzel Washington, himself fearful of contracting the disease, but sympathising with the victim as a result of his own battle against racism. Together they fight for justice, with the outcome typically revealed moments before Hank's is hospitalised. It's quite a gripping tale which will split audiences right down the middle with its appeal and decision to tackle such taboo subjects on the big screen. Some will be emotional overcome, others left unimpressed, whilst most will enjoy the critically acclaimed production due to its professional depiction of such widespread issues. Can you call this entertainment, or is it an education? It's a tough one to call, but I found it gripping and intriguing throughout. You get a sense of how this will all pan out, but knowing the outcome doesn't detract in any way from the concluding scenes of the movie, in fact you'd be left disappointed if it tried to script this in any other way. Bolstered by A-lister actors, this becomes a memorable viewing, which will leave a lasting impression for many viewers to come.
June 17, 2017
Tom Hanks : again great, just great !
½ March 5, 2017
A very good cast, particularly the main two characters of Hanks & Washington convey the sensitive message very well. Hanks deserved his awards for his performance, stellar.
February 10, 2017
A hard-hitting legal drama with stellar acting from both Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington. (First and only full viewing - 12/30/2008)
February 2, 2017
One of Hanks' defining moments. It's a beautiful, sad, uplifting film. Still holds up. Springsteen and Young on the soundtrack just give it that extra oomph.
½ December 8, 2016
Oscar winning drama from 1993 about the ravages of AIDS and its consequences on people's attitudes towards sufferers and workplace discrimination.
The film shows some of the physical scars the disease has and actor Tom Hanks who plays lawyer Andy Blackett, with the help of skillful make-up effects brings some of this across to a mainstream Hollywood audience who in 1993 were on the whole still pretty ignorant about the disease. I have never really liked Hanks in other films. I find him rather bland shall we say but his performance rightly was rewarded with the Best Actor Oscar award that year.
Other cast members include Denzil 'for the movie' Washington as another lawyer who is homophobic but represents Blackett in a court case against his employers for wrongful dismissal.
The film is set in Philadelphia, US.
It really is quite embarrassing to watch some of the misconceptions of the time. I compare it to Mark Fowler in Eastenders in the UK.
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