Hidden Figures

Genre:  Drama | Running Time:  127 min.
In theatres: December 25, 2016 (limited)
: January 6, 2017 - Wide

Current rating: Rating: 4.77
based on 1268 votes and 222 reviews
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Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst

Inspiration: Katherine Johnson

Synopsis

The inspirational true story of the first female African-American mathematician, Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), whose groundbreaking calculations helped NASA catch up in the "Space Race" with the Soviet Union and allowed John Glenn (Glen Powell) to become the first American astronaut to successfully make a complete orbit of the Earth.

In addition to helping launch John into orbit, the brilliant women crossed gender and race lines, defied expectations and battled stereotypes. In the process, they inspired generations of people to aim high and dream big.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Producer(s): Jenno Topping, Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Pharrell Williams, Theodore Melfi
Screenplay: Allison Schroeder, Margot Lee Shetterly
Official Site: http://HiddenFiguresMovie.com

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  • 5 stars "Hidden Figures was a great movie and a true story that I have never known before. Kept your interest through the whole move. I highly recommend this movie (you won't be disappointed) I can't believe this didn't win an academy award. I saw Moonlight (didn't like it) and Manchester by the sea (very dark movie) Think the awards were all political!!! Go see Hidden Figures!!!"
  • 5 stars "I loved how the movie depicted the women's perseverance in the face of discrimination, but yet focused more on their abilities and contributions to the NASA Space program in Langley, W. Virginia. It was a wonderful movie. For the Wernher von Braun critic: He did exist but was based in Alabama. From Wikipedia: In 1950, von Braun and his team were transferred to Huntsville, Alabama, his home for the next 20 years. Between 1952 and 1956,[57] von Braun led the Army's rocket development team at Redstone Arsenal."
  • 5 stars "Fantastic and moving movie... Very educational to show our youth about the sufferings that some people experienced due to ignorance and hateful people"