Sunday, December 11, 2016

'Hidden Figures' Review

Here's a great true story that's stripped of its drama by a bland biopic-y approach. Hidden Figures recounts the unsung contributions of African-American women who worked as mathematicians in the 1960s for NASA during the height of the Space Race. Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle MonĂ¡e are such fun in the film but, seriously, the movie is a paint-by-numbers affair. I reviewed Hidden Figures for Screen International.