2017 "Justice has a name."
7.3| 1h58m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 13 October 2017 Released
Producted By: Chestnut Ridge
Country: United States of America
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Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, battles through one of his career-defining cases.



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Cubussoli Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
Kaydan Christian A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
Gary The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
Fleur Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
Matthew D Booth A rousingly entertaining Movie based on the early career of Thurgood Marshall, the first lead attorney for the NAACP. Chadwick Boseman plays the young Marshall and Josh Gad plays his reluctant partner Sam Friedman on a Rape case from the 40's in Bridgeport CT. Filmed in Buffalo NY the Movie has a very nice flow to it keeping your attention throughout. I thought the Actors were great including Kate Hudson as the Victim and James Cromwell as the Judge. If you like a good Courtroom Drama I recommend seeing this Film. Be Sure to stay through the credits for a few surprises and End of Awesome Soundtrack.
zardoz-13 Before he played the lead in Marvel Studios' superhero sage "Black Panther," actor Chadwick Boseman played a genuine African-American hero in "Boomerang" director Reginald Hudlin's "Marshall," a sterling biographical courtroom yarn about civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall. As it turns out, this is the same individual who argued 32 cases before the Supreme Court and then later donned the robes as the first African-American to sit on the highest federal court of the United States. It doesn't hurt matters that seasoned civil rights advocate Michael Koskoff and his son Jacob penned the screenplay. Interestingly, the elder Koskoff still serves as an attorney in Connecticut, where the trial took place in 1941, so he would know something about the hurdles that Marshall had to negotiate. At this point in his life, Marshall worked as the sole legal counsel for the NAACP, and his NAACP superior Walter White (Roger Guenveur Smith of "Eve's Bayou") dispatches him to all parts of the country to defend poor African-Americans who cannot afford an attorney. "Marshall" depicts the title character as a sharp, savvy, sartorially elegant attorney who refused to be intimidated by anybody. Boseman has a field day incarnating this historical personage. Neither Hudlin nor the Koskoffs reveal a great deal about Thurgood Marshall beyond his dedication to the rights of African-Americans in a legal system skewered against them. Indeed, we do learn about the problems that Marshall and his wife Vivien "Buster" Burey (Keesha Sharp of "Malibu's Most Wanted") encountered in their repeated but futile efforts to get pregnant. Eventually, she does have a baby. Nevertheless, Hudlin and the Koskoffs don't let Marshall's own life history interfere with the trial at hand. Mind you, "Marshall" clocks in two minutes short of two hours, but Hudlin doesn't malinger. The trial in question takes place in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The authorities have arrested a middle-aged, African-American chauffeur, Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown of "Brown Sugar"), for allegedly raping a Greenwich socialite, Mrs. Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson of "Deepwater Horizon"), and then throwing her into a reservoir late one evening. According to Koskoff, when the press broke the story, one newspaper touted it as "the sex trial of the century." When Marshall visits Spell in his jail cell, the attorney explains that the NAACP represents only innocent blacks. Spell assures Marshall that he did not rape Strubing. Furthermore, he has an alibi for his whereabouts when the crime occurred, and the witness in question turns out to be a white policeman who is prepared to testify. As the case unfolds, Marshall realizes that he lacks the appropriate credentials to practice law in Connecticut, so he finds a gullible but willing Jewish insurance attorney, Sam Friedman (Josh Gad of "Pixels"), to help him represent Spell. Friedman constantly has second thoughts about the trial and the dire publicity that may irreparably damage his budding civil practice. Nevertheless, he agrees to serve as Spell's mouthpiece. Meantime, the abrasive Judge Foster (James Cromwell of "L.A. Confidential") refuses to let Marshall utter a syllable during the trial and threatens to hold him in contempt if he does. Throughout the trial, Marshall must coach Friedman because the latter hasn't argued a criminal case. If these two strikes against our sympathetic, but snappy hero aren't enough, Marshall discovers about half-way through the case that Spell has been lying to them. Indeed, Spell didn't rape Strubing! Instead, he had intimate consensual relations with her, because her abusive, bad-tempered husband, John Strubing (Jeremy Bobb of "Boy Wonder"), often left her alone at night. Naturally, Friedman struggles to improvise, but he falls into too many traps laid by prosecuting attorney Loren Willis (Dan Stevens of "The Guest"), who is supremely confident that he will win a conviction. Of course, the good citizens of Bridgeport aren't happy with both Marshall and Friedman, and they go after them with fists. Friedman suffers the worst, getting beaten to his knees, and walking away with minor scars on his face. Marshall grins at him and points out that the local press lumped him with Marshall as a crusading NAACP lawyer."Marshall" qualifies as a well-made but routine courtroom drama bolstered by terrific performances and historical accuracy.
roger-capital-one This crap don't qualify for a B movie. Marshall what? What insignificant case is this. Does not tell bull about Marshall. This movies like many only got good ratings because? You all know why don't you? We so sorry for segregation aight? Yes we are AH AH not for REAL just in movies.
kz917-1 A look at the career of Thurgood Marshall. Maybe more people will know who he is and what exactly he accomplished.Kudos entire cast was riveting!