I'm always so conflicted by these biopics that make a horrendous period in history digestible, acknowledging, however, that there is a need to tell these stories in an uplifting way for mass audiences. I just hope it empowers more than it dismisses. Also, I am a white male, so take this with a grain of salt.
While it manages to show us a piece of history not many knew or cared about through good enough performances, it does little else to impress. It seems as if there was no spear like vision in in directing it making it jump from a place to another with no real purpose (much like a third of the scenes in the movie). The soundtrack, while fine never feels like it belongs, not even if contrasted with the oppressed tone.
'Basically competent' is probably the best descriptor for this movie, overall. The characters aren't especially deep or interesting, and there's probably not a moment you won't see coming (especially for a biopic of this nature), but it's basically engaging, in part due to the performances given by the three central actresses. And I'm sure it connected with the people it aims to represent.
An amazing and inspiring story of 3 brilliant black women at NASA who worked tirelessly on the space programme. In spite of their important mathematical and leadership inputs they suffered terrible pressures of segregation, insults and indignities of having to run the gauntlet in the rain to reach the black ladies bathrooms!
It's a very good entertaining film that leaves something more with it in the end - to take to the public a story which is yet to be told to the public. Is that one of cinema's roles?? In my opinion, it can be... So, even if it's not one of those movies which I will remember forever, the story is there, the actin makes the film and sometimes need to be continually seen so that we don't forget, as segregation.
Very American - super talented underdogs through hard work, pluck and arguments with people in authority become very successful, break barriers, win. Peppered through and through with heterosexual romantic parts and pro family stuff. Very formulaic feel good pap which is okay if you can get beyond how predictable it is.
Talmente banale da fare il giro e diventare un film quasi lesivo per i diritti. 1) Un film che combatte gli stereotipi, va avanti a stereotipi. Inaccettabile. 2) Prevedibile, lungo, pieno di scene inutili. 3) Dialoghi imbarazzanti, ai limiti delle frasette da "bacio perugina". Mi spiace, il tema era interessantissimo, in generale uno dei peggiori film visti ultimamente al cinema.