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As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers.
Drama - This is an inspirational fact-based drama focusing on a little-known
bit of history regarding a trio of African-American women's
contributions to the space program in the 1960s, specifically the
moon landing. While the historical context does touch on some mature
themes of racism, the PG rating and the story makes the film
appropriate and informative viewing for pre-teens and up, not to
mention for the whole family. There is brief alcohol and only mild
language. Fans of the three main stars as well as notable supporting
players such as Kevin Costner will definitely enjoy.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Historical fudges aside, Hidden Figures provides an example of determination and talent triumphing over an unfair and repressive system - something that, although grounded by the time period in which the story unfolds, has relevance beyond the decade or the century in which it transpires.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good ...some of the year's best writing, directing and acting. It deserves to make as much money as any planet in the Marvel Universe does. This is one of the year's best films.
NY PostFull Review Very Good "Hidden Figures” is a triumphant and heartwarming film, not an angry and scolding one, that carefully maps how excellence and determination win over the doubters.
Rolling StoneFull Review Very Good The story may be corny at times, even simplistic, but that doesn't stop you from wanting to stand up and cheer. Lots of movies are labeled as "inspirational" – Hidden Figures truly earns the right to the term.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
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Based on a theater exit polling of 175 moviegoers:
GREAT MOVIE! GREAT REVIEWS! Rarely do you see nearly 100% of moviegoer reviews in the "Fantastic" and "Excellent" range. "Hidden Figures" is certainly a "MUST SEE MOVIE!" (Even the movie critics rated it high.)