Hidden Figures

2016 "Meet the women you don't know, behind the mission you do."
7.8| 2h7m| PG| en| More Info
Released: 10 December 2016 Released
Producted By: Fox 2000 Pictures
Country: United States of America
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Official Website: http://www.hiddenfigures.com

The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.


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Wordiezett So much average
WasAnnon Slow pace in the most part of the movie.
Merolliv I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
Verity Robins Great movie. Not sure what people expected but I found it highly entertaining.
TheLittleSongbird Wanted to see as many 2016 films as possible, especially those that won or were nominated for the big awards. 'Hidden Figures' also had the further interest on being based on an incredible true story, with just as incredible people, set during a very interesting and still hard-hitting period of history.'Hidden Figures' was one of the best-received films of the year critically and it is not hard to see why. Not saying that it's perfect or one of my favourites of all time, and it won't work, and has not worked, for everybody. Can definitely see the criticisms directed against it, or at least a few of them. There are a lot of exceptional elements here too that make it an illuminating and entertaining film that is hard to dislike regardless of any factual inaccuracies and distortions. The film is very well made, beautifully shot with the 60s setting recreated and evoked expertly. The direction keeps things moving while giving some breathing space, allowing the character interaction and situations to shine through (and shine through they do) and making the most of the story and period. The music is a dynamic fit. Particularly good here are the performances, with Octavia Spencer and especially Taraji P. Henson giving two of the year's best performances. Kirsten Dunst is given her meatiest material in years and her performance is one of her best, likewise with Kevin Costner. The three lead characters are ones you root for all the way, ones you laugh with, are moved by and are inspired by. Katherine in particular. Much of the script sparkles in sharpness, wit and insight. Parts are amusingly absurd which provides a levity that stops the film from becoming overly-serious. Parts make one reach for the tissues. Parts make one angry in a way that is appropriate. And throughout a great job is done honouring these characters while not making them complete saints. Not everything works. The colleague characters, though acted very well, are nowhere near as interesting or well developed. They are instead too one-dimensional and pat, with only Costner's character showing a glimpse of any kind of an open mind. It does get a little heavy-handed, a hard trap to avoid with the subject matter and period and credit is due not trivialising segregation. Especially true in most of the characterisation being too neat, parts that are a little preachy and the coloured bathroom running gag getting a little repetitive. Personally wouldn't call 'Hidden Figures' offensive, more that subtlety isn't a strong suit.Overall, very well done, not a film to remain hidden and does inspire to read more about the story, the characters and the period. 8/10 Bethany Cox
Neil Welch Three brilliant people aim to have great careers at NASA. But this is 1961. And they are women. And black.Our three women - and I use the word "our" because this film is so effective at helping you to identify with them - are maths whiz Katherine (Taraji P Henson), trailblazing computer programmer Dorothy (Viola Davis), and engineer Mary (Janelle Monae). All three are gifted beyond even their contemporaries at NASA, but all three are held back by the double "handicaps" of sex and colour. This film tells their stories.There are several stories here - as well as the individual stories of the three women, there is also the story of fighting to get John Glenn into orbit and safely returned to Earth, and a variety of what would be called sub-plots if this were fiction.But it isn't fiction. Dramatised for the screen, yes, but the substance here is true, and it is sobering to realise that the colour bar in the USA was fully operational so recently.For all that we are presented with a dispiriting picture of how things were, we are never lectured to. This film is rich and heartwarming, helped by the portrayal of these three great women whose achievements and real-life pictures are shown with the end credits. These are strong characters, nicely drawn. We like them, and are pleased to see that their abilities and achievements are finally recognised. The performances here are all good - the principals hold the film, of course. but Kevin Costner as the Head of the Mission Control maths department is another sympathetic character, while Kirsten Dunst and Jim Parsons are effectively less so.The period detail is good. The film is paced well, subject only to a bit too much time given to Katherine's half-mile runs to the toilet. And there is quite a lot of humour. For a two-hour film, the time never drags. And, for a film which addresses a worthy, socially important subject, it never forgets to be entertaining.I enjoyed this rather more than some of the other Best Film contenders for this year's Oscars.
RubyReddish The amount of racist twaddle on these reviews is disgusting!! 'It never happened' ' true story, means made up by Hollywood'?????!!!!!! This movie IS based on a true story, and one we should all know since its about the underdog, people who do not get recongised, and yes for ANY reason not just due to their colour! I'm sorry to say but in this era, there was racism and discrimination just like it is now! by people afraid they are going to die out!!?! Anyway just watch the film, enjoy it and if your get annoyed at it hopefully it will be at the cinematography or something! Xx
pitsiponi Last night i was browsing my cable for a good movie to watch. I came across this one, checked its IMDB rating and though to myself "seems legit, let's watch it". After finishing it, i thought "I need to create an IMDB account and review this movie/farse". So you wanna watch a serious movie about racism? There are masterpieces out there. American History X comes in mind right away. A true anti-racist statement. Just ignore Hidden Figures. I can imagine how this movie was created. A bunch of people got into a room and said "let's create a movie that is politically correct in every frame possible". There is a scene in this movie which, I'd say, sums up the entire movie. The launch team is not entirely sure about the trajectory of the rocket. So John Glenn all suited up in his space suit, is delaying the rocket launch sequence, standing by the rocket, waiting by the phone for the brilliant black girl to call and confirm the trajectory. I mean....... really? This really happened? It is just propaganda and it's blatant. This movie just promotes an agenda and has nothing to do with cinematography. To summarize. This movie is trash. Just watch American History X.