Marshall (2017)

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. Director Reginald Hudlin's Marshall, is based on an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 13, 2017
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Marshall takes an illuminating, well-acted look at its real-life subject's early career that also delivers as an entertainingly old-fashioned courtroom drama.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This real-life case makes for an entertaining courtroom drama that nonetheless reduces Marshall to the level of Perry Mason and consigns to the end credits his greater triumphs.

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David Ehrlich

The problem with this hokey courtroom drama isn't that it says the right thing in the wrong way, the problem is that it ultimately doesn't say anything at all.

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Annlee Ellingson
L.A. Biz

Thurgood Marshall deserves a feature film about his life and career. This just isn't it.

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Angelica Jade Bastién
New York Magazine/Vulture

In ignoring the lived reality of colorism, Marshall creates a circumscribed version of blackness that's easy for white audiences to consume, lacks any sort of challenging narrative, and bypasses the more fascinating wrinkles in its characters' lives.

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James Berardinelli

A distinct snapshot not only of the main character but of the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.

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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

It's the filmmaking equivalent of a collective exhale. At least for many of us who believe that all men and women truly are created equal.

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Bob Mondello

The tight focus helps make Marshall more courtroom drama than biopic.

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Devan Coggan
Entertainment Weekly

Boseman has headlined biopics before as James Brown and Jackie Robinson, and here, he imbues the young Marshall with a quiet confidence and a dogged devotion to truth and justice.

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Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly absorbing drama based in fact, about a true American hero.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Philip Price
One might think, given Chadwick Boseman has now played three historical characters in three rather high profile biopics, that it is not only something the actor… More
EpicLadySponge the Adventurer
Marshall delivers on what it tries to deliver. Isn't it literally sad I just said that in front of a review on a drama film? I know, but Marshall is way… More