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6.6
/10
1,006 Ratings

Hidden Figures

Directed by Theodore Melfi
United States, 2016
Drama, Biography, History

Synopsis

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

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Hidden Figures Directed by Theodore Melfi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2017 | 3 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

National Board of Review

2016 | 2 wins including: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

2017 | Nominee: Best Screenplay (Adapted)

The movie lacks the self-seriousness and concern with special effects of recent space arias like Gravity and The Martian, proving that history and human society are more entertaining than the lives of lonely astronauts divorced from social context, who talk to themselves on another planet or float alone in space. The future in Hidden Figures is in our past, but it unrolls a blueprint to get back there.
February 24, 2017
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EVERY scene matters. There’s a build, a flow. Nothing interrupts that flow. There’s a great build from repetition: you see the same situation multiple times throughout the film, and each time you see it, it has shifted just slightly, until finally by the end you realize that the situation has been changed entirely: total transformation. This is extremely effective in terms of how you Tell a Story.
January 06, 2017
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On paper, Hidden Figures looks like Oscar bait. Yet it’s an inspirational and relevant crowd-pleaser that dutifully respects its characters and their various struggles.
January 03, 2017
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