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Hidden Figures
Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer




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Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer, and Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white co-workers. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons co-star in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. Directed by Theodore Melfi.

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Overview

Three female African-American mathematicians (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia L. Spencer, and Janelle Monae) provide crucial calculations for NASA's space race against the Soviets, all while dealing with the racist and sexist assumptions of their white co-workers. Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons co-star in this adaptation of the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. Directed by Theodore Melfi.

Main Cast & Crew

Theodore Melfi - Director
Taraji P. Henson
Octavia Spencer
Janelle Monae
Kevin Costner
Kirsten Dunst
Jim Parsons
Mahershala Ali
Aldis Hodge
Glen Powell
Kimberly Quinn

 

Details

Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (DVD + Digital HD)
  • Run Time: 127
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543275374
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (thematic elements and some language)
  • Release Date: April 2017

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Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Racism
Friendships
Women
NASA
Math

 

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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n instructive and wildly entertaining eye-opener....It simply needs telling, and the fact it gets three dynamite actresses to tell it does poetic justice to both these women and the Civil Rights movement at large." - 12/28/2016 Rolling Stone


"[T]he film, directed by Theodore Melfi, turns the entwined careers of Katherine Goble, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan into a rousing celebration of merit rewarded and perseverance repaid." - 12/22/2016 New York Times


"[S]tars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe are powerfully effective and its little-known true story is so flabbergasting that resistance is all but futile." - 12/22/2016 Los Angeles Times


3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Under its great acting, bouncy Pharrell score and message is a film that’s as geeked out about math as a superhero film is about its comic book origins....This is one of the year's best films." - 12/20/2016 RogerEbert.com


"[O]ne of the most gratifying qualities of HIDDEN FIGURES is how it bursts onto the screen like a shot of distilled, exhilarating joy." - 12/22/2016 Washington Post


"HIDDEN FIGURES pays tribute to its subjects by doing the opposite of what many biopics have done in the past -- it looks closely at the remarkable person in the context of a community....The film celebrates individual mettle, but also the way its characters consistently try to lift others up." - 01/09/2017 The Atlantic


"[I]t’s a crowd-pleaser at heart, and the true stories it relates are too rich to want to do anything other than celebrate." - 01/04/2017 Boston Globe


"[Monae] fairly glows with life force." -- Grade: B+ - 01/05/2017 Entertainment Weekly


"Henson gives life to Katherine’s humility as well as her assertiveness; Spencer is reliably warm yet steely; and pop star Monae offers further evidence, after her memorable turn in MOONLIGHT, that she’s a compelling screen presence." - 12/10/2017 Hollywood Reporter


4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his splashy, feelgood period piece is every bit as enjoyable as a best picture Oscar-nominated blockbuster could hope to be." - 02/19/2017 The Guardian

 

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