Hidden Figures Movie Review
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Meena Iyer Site: TimesOfIndia
Back in the 60s in Virginia, it was bad enough if you are a woman; if you’re `black’ then God forbid. Hidden Figures is the incredible story about three extraordinary coloured women-mathematicians who overcome gender and race bias to make space history. The ringside view of the racial tensions of the Civil Rights era when separate bathrooms, libraries and even coffee pots were the norm for those with dark skin, accentuates how tough these Negro women had when compared to the white folk. As far as the viewer goes, the story dates back to the 60s, but when you catch the tributes paid to the the real Johnson, Vaughan, and Jackson during the credit roll, you know that this story of triumph needed to be told, right here, right now.
Rating :- 4/5 Reviewed by: Sowmya Srivastava Site: HindustanTimes
Unlike what our present circumstances would have us believe, right now is not so bad for seeking equality of gender and races. Hidden Figures, however, tells the story of the struggle for acceptance. Hidden Figures is a hopeful, inspiring recognition of the personal fights against racism and misogyny that these and so many other women had to face to realise their dreams. There is a clear demarcation between who is good and who is wrong and the moral compass is wound up tight. All the three lead actors are allowed their moment of brilliance. After walking out of the theatre and letting the film soak in your mind, you will remember the film as a whole for being as inspiring and as fulfilling as it was.
Rating :- 3.5/5 Reviewed by: Odie Henderson Site: RogerEbert
I’ve been a computer programmer for 29-1/2 years, so I suppose I would be a tad biased toward a film that uses FORTRAN as a means of exacting socially relevant revenge. Watching “Hidden Figures” I thought about how I would have felt had I seen this movie 30 years ago, when I made the decision to study math and computer science. I might have felt more secure in that decision, and certainly would have had better ideas on how to handle some of the thorny racial situations into which I found myself. Hopefully, “Hidden Figures” will inspire women and people of color (and hell, men too) with its gentle assertion that there’s nothing unusual nor odd about people besides White men being good at math.
Hidden Figures | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX