Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  129 min.
In theatres: November 22, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 6 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo


Roman J. Israel (Denzel Washington) has spent most of his career as a silent partner in a law firm that specializes in criminal cases and pro-bono work, helping out those worst off in Los Angeles. Roman does most of the legal work behind the scenes while his partner, William Jackson, does all of the courtroom arguing. 

When something happens to Jackson, Israel is forced to handle the cases. The loss of his partner leads to many changes around the firm and Israel finds himself in a world completely foreign to him. In an attempt to get back to his roots as a young activist, he tries to help a non-profit, but learns he’s out of touch with the issues youth now face. This realization brings him into a world darker than he expected.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Producer(s): Denzel Washington, Todd Black, Jennifer Fox
Screenplay: Dan Gilroy
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  • 2 stars "Sorry to poo on the parade but this wasn't a very good movie.Washington played a good role but there wasn't enough plot or story line to make it interesting."
  • 5 stars "Has Denzel Washington made any poor movies? Here, he moves well away from type as an overweight. poorly dressed, socially awkward savant with 3 loves - the law, pursuit of social justice, and music. Great adult movie for those who like adult bob"
  • 5 stars "Denzel knows how to get in to a character who seeks to address racial injustice. Keep these coming!"