The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - 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, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.Wikipedia
Hidden Figures Reviews
Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan are as geeky and nerdy as the men, but they are treated as the ones who will clear the trash and offer clerical services, when asked.
Hidden Figures tells us a genuinely inspirational story in obvious fashion, and is buoyed by the performances all around...
Despite the stellar cast, though, the film is weighted down by an overload of subplots, including one about a budding romance between the single mother math whiz and a veteran guardsman (Mahershala Ali). Coincidentally, both Ali and Janelle Monae also have prominent roles in Moonlight — which also hit screens this week, and is a far better bet if you’re looking for a movie that inspires.
It is a very close approximation of the three lives in the space and time that cinema as a medium works with.
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.
This is a feel-good drama that is intended to reveal the untold story about how race played an important role in the U.S.-Soviet space race.
Hidden Figures feels lightweight while saying things about the way women specially of a particular skin-tone, are treated at workplaces.Like the 3 heroines who break the shackles of their destiny to emerge triumphant this film remains happy at heart even when sadness seems constantly around the corner.
If you’re ready to ignore some of its misgivings, Hidden Figures is still a pretty enjoyable watch, and if you had the fortune of learning FORTRAN in school you’ll find the film a wonderful sendoff to the programming language.