Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie.
Hidden Figures provides an example of determination and talent triumphing over an unfair and repressive system - something that ... has relevance beyond the decade or the century in which it transpires.
For all that it tells a highly unusual story, Hidden Figures is a classic Hollywood feel-good movie.
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Mon�e serve both history and the demands of popular entertainment with serious performances that also have a good sense of humour.
J. R. Jones
A distaff counterpart to The Right Stuff, this exuberant, inspiring drama tells the fact-based story of three black women who strove for upward mobility -- both professional and atmospheric.
In broad but mostly satisfying terms, Hidden Figures celebrates the few African-American women who broke out of the West Area Computers building because their talent was no longer worth suppressing.
Adding social issues to its many inspirational themes, Hidden Figures equals one satisfying slice of history that'll entertain adults as well as kids looking to the stars.
Like the calculating women whose lives it celebrates, "Hidden Figures" knows what it's doing.
There is something to be said for a well-told tale with a clear moral and a satisfying emotional payoff.