I wish there were half star options, otherwise it would be closer to 4. The movie was decent enough with passable performances by Bozeman and Gadd. Mr. Bozeman has a true screen appeal, however he tends to be a rather one not actor. Mr. Gadd's voice and appearance has a tendency to bring me back to some of his earlier, family- friendly films, but this is not entirely his fault. The film is a by the numbers legal drama which hits the necessary, yet unsurprising notes.
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I loved the movie. Chadwick Boseman is the go to guy for bios=Jackie Robinson, James Brown and now Thurgood Marshall. With his upcoming Black Panther movie coming out, this brother is making great moves in the industry. I see this movie as a primer for individuals that may not be as familiar with Thurgood Marshall as they are with Dr. King, Malcolm and other. Like Medgar Evers, Thurgood Marshall was a significant individual in the battle for equality in these United States, With the political climate being what it is, I am disappointed that this movie didn't achieve more discussion. Just like Ava Duvaney's Selma, this movie explores a specific time in the life of the main character who may be known for bigger achievements than the one depicted on screen. It is my hope that individuals watch the movies and do their research on the subject for further exploration. This is not black history-this is a critical and important part of America's history. I wanted more backstory into how his wife's miscarriage impacted his work at the time and later on. Nevertheless, it was two hours not wasted.
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Marshall was a civil rights hero, but also a conservative. Very few black men have accomplished what he has in behalf of black people, all people really. Then, for the last 30+ years the NAACP has become a racist organization, hating white people, and especially hating black conservatives, who these see as Uncle Toms. Thus, the NAACP, liberal elite news media, Holywood, and the racist Democratic party turn on Marshall.
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