Release Date: October 13, 2017
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown
Plot: The story of the rise of Thurgood Marshall through the Joseph Spell trial
Clint Says: Drop everything and go see this movie now
While this film doesn't give you a history lesson on the life and successes of Justice Marshall, it does give you a good sense of the man and his driving forces. The story is powerful and provoking, the direction and editing are masterful, and the acting is incredible.
Boseman controls the screen just as Marshall could control a room. Gad gives, arguably, the best performance of his career. And, while I know it is a long shot, Sterling K. Brown deserves an Oscar nod for his portrayal of Joseph Spell. His work in this film is nothing short of perfection.
This film may or may not stand up well when it gets to awards season. There are still a lot of big contenders waiting to be released. Either way, this is a movie that should not be missed. It is just as entertaining as it is important and educational.