Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) is a brilliant, stubbornly dedicated lawyer who has spent his life doing pro bono work for little financial reward. When his legal partner dies and he ends up at a tonier law firm, Israel gets involved in a complicated murder case that offers him an opportunity to get rich if he compromises his ethics. Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, and Tony Plana co-star. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy (NIGHTCRAWLER).
James Newton Howard - Composer, KING KONG (2005)
Don Sparks - Assistant Director
Colin Farrell - Irish actor, TIGERLAND/ALEXANDER
Tony Plana - Supporting Actor
Denzel Washington - American actor, GLORY/TRAINING DAY
Carmen Ejogo - Actor
Hugo Armstrong - American Director, A CHRISTMAS NIGHTMARE (2001)
Sedale Threatt Jr.
"[T]he film is completely worth seeing just to experience such a totally realized performance and hear Gilroy's always sharp dialogue..." - 11/16/2017 Los Angeles Times
3 stars out of 4 -- "There is no disputing the start-to-finish excellence of Denzel Washington in the title role. You may think you know Washington as an actor, but you've never seen him like this." - 11/14/2017 Rolling Stone
"Denzel Washington delivers a performance for the ages in ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ." - 11/22/2017 Washington Post
3 stars out of 5 -- "Its absorbing enough in places and the plot takes respectable turns here and there..." - 01/29/2018 Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "The zing in Washingtons Oscar-nominated performance is all in the physicality....Its fascinating to watch Washingtons display of repressed turmoil." - 02/04/2018 The Guardian