Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

By Theodore Melfi

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2016-12-25
  • Advisory Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 2h 7min
  • Director: Theodore Melfi
  • Actors: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner
  • Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 29 wins & 65 nominations.
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
7.9/10
7.9
From 66,786 Ratings

Description

The incredible untold true story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) & Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—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. This stunning achievement galvanized the world and inspired generations to dream big.

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Reviews

  • Outstanding

    5
    By bartok618
    Instant modern classic!
  • Intelligence is Colorblind

    5
    By Yeti8me69
    Proof that Intelect is race free and sex free, and a white dominant world could and STILL is wrong. I am also white but colorblind to race.
  • Truly Inspirational. We loved it!

    5
    By :-) .
    Made me proud to be an American.
  • Nope

    1
    By Mlg swag gamer
    Bad
  • Hollywood propaganda

    1
    By sowhatyouwilllive
    Why isn’t Johnson mentioned in John Glenn’s John Glenn: A Memoir or Alan Shepard’s Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America’s Race to the Moon? Why does Charles Murray not mention her in his seminal book on the Apollo program (co-authored with Katherine Murray), Apollo: Race to the Moon? Why is Johnson not mentioned in Tom Wolfe’s epic The Right Stuff,documenting the sensational story of NASA’s first astronaut group, the all-white Mercury 7? Why, especially oddly, is Johnson not mentioned in We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program? Why was Johnson not mentioned in either Jet or Ebony magazine, two black magazines that spent the 1960s and 1970s simultaneously lamenting the lack of blacks at NASA and celebrating any minor achievements of blacks in the space program?
  • Everyone should see this movie.

    5
    By SoFun!
    This movie is touching, eye-opening, encouraging, empowering... it's incredible. All kids and adults should see it.
  • Great

    5
    By Bobshibbob
    😀😀😀
  • Inspiring! One of the best movies I've seen all year!

    5
    By Connierae71
    Based on a true story of three of NASA's female scientists during segregation, it is a story woven around the lives of three brilliant women who were part of the foundation of the United State's space program. The film depicts many of the challenges that were faced not only by women, but by women of color as they tried to break into scientific careers. It is not history rewritten, it is history that has been undercovered and undervalued. It is time these women received the credit they deserve, they had equal or higher qualifications than some of their peers and often not recognized for their valuable contributions to the space race. It exposes the hard work by all those who supported the calculations and engineering troubleshooting for the nation's first manned orbit of the earth. It is not only well acted but its a fun, visually appealing and compelling story. All can find inspiration in this film, for the youth of America this movie can serve as a springboard for what kind of hard work and dedication it takes to explore new frontiers and advance human achievement. Finally, the release of this movie is timely given John Glenn's recent passing, and speaks to the character of this man who was not only one of America's great heroes but also always a first class gentleman, humble and kind.
  • Review from a white chic💃

    4
    By Gamer holdem
    Went with friends on a rainy day to see this flick. It's awesome! It's more than about color. It's about overcoming obstacles and sheer determination and theses ladies did more than a great job portraying these wonderful women. I gave only 4 stars due to some historical inaccuracies. Well worth watching and sharing as it inspires. 👍👍👍👍✈️
  • Well done for the most part.

    3
    By North Fork Viewer
    Overall pretty good history except I doubt if only Glenn was the only astronaut who came down the line to shake hands, after all the military had been integrated since 1947. And my guess is that the IBM crew knew how to get their system set up and running without outside help.

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