Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nations confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Hidden Figures Details

Title Hidden Figures
Air Date Dec 25, 2016
Runtime 126 Minutes
Networks 20th Century Fox, Chernin Entertainment, TSG Entertainment, Levantine Films,
Genres Drama,
Country United States of America,
Languages en,

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  • Punches all my buttons: segregation, space, engineering, computers

    January 7th, 2017

    I'm an engineer. I designed computers, I grew up in the south during the 1950s and 1960s. I was heavily involved in the space race at an early age and watched every launch and recovery on black-and-white TV. I never saw separate restrooms and drinking fountains for "colored" but they were there. I never rode on segregated public buses, but they we...

  • Major Feel-Good Movie, just gets better as it goes along

    January 12th, 2017

    In the opinion of this reviewer, an extraordinary achievement.. The characters on which the film is based were special and unique on their own, and well deserving of the sort of semi-documentary films that Hollywood likes to serve up.. However, to take that story and bump it up to a major "feel-good film" that engages the viewer from the getgo and...

  • Don't let "Hidden Figures" be a hidden treasure!

    January 13th, 2017

    Appreciation. It's a condition which requires information and understanding and results in increased compassion, acceptance and inclusiveness. There are few ways to enhance appreciation for others more effectively than a well-made movie and the 2016 historical drama "Hidden Figures" (PG, 2:07) takes full advantage of that opportunity. Without bein...

  • It made for an old-fashioned movie going experience...

    January 22nd, 2017

    This is the true story of three African-American women who worked for NASA on the Mercury program in the early 1960s. Solid performances by all, some laugh-out-loud scenes, and some very emotional moments. It's also an important look back at the civil rights issues of the time period. The climax is a bit Apollo 13ish, and I'm fairly certain some s...

  • Good movie but, sadly, Hollywood must tinker with facts

    January 23rd, 2017

    I really enjoyed watching Hidden Figures. The story was compelling and laid out neatly for our viewing pleasure. It shone a spotlight on a part of history with which I wasn't familiar. And, most importantly, it made me want to learn more about Katherine Goble Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughan. What a shame the screenwriters felt they had ...

  • Lacking subtlety.

    January 28th, 2017

    Easy on the eye but not worthy of the hype and the Oscar nomination. An interesting story has been directed in a very heavy handed way, which to me was constantly irritating. Almost every scene is overstated to the point that, as others have said, there is a propaganda feel to the film. Did the director really need to portray every white person, b...

  • Evident Heroism, Hidden Doubts

    January 18th, 2017

    This is one of those "based on true events" films that the moment you return from the theater you're going to hop on the internet and explore the story. That's a good sigh. Unfortunately, here the need to do some fact checking might not stem from all the right reasons.. Hidden Figures is an upbeat, inspiring tale about the role three African-Ameri...

  • Excellent representation of the 60's

    January 13th, 2017

    A well told story of the 60's - fashion, seriousness of the space competition, but more importantly the contributions of 3 women in a time where they were not even given the credit of having a brain. Why this has not been known for many, many years - that is a sad state. Thank heaven the daughter wrote the book and these women will have the credit...

  • History Dumbed Down

    January 21st, 2017

    Engineers and adding-machine operators (called "computers") working at NASA in the early 1960's included a few black women. Since the Civil Rights movement was only beginning, and NASA was located in southern regions of the US, these women were subject to legal discrimination. "Hidden Figures" follows the careers of some of these women. But it doe...

  • A film so concerned with being a political statement that it forgets to be a good film.

    December 29th, 2016

    Hidden Figures tells the story of three African American women in the late sixties as they become instrumental to NASA in putting John Glen on the moon. Directed by Theodore Melfi and stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Costner and Kirstin Dunst, Hidden Figures would be a good film had it not been so concerned with the idea of the empow...

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