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About the Movie
Marshall is based on the incredible true story of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer (Josh Gad) and together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 128
- Fresh: 106
- Rotten: 22
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Like his character, Mr. Boseman is the star of this show, while Mr. Gad is the second banana and often comic relief. Both performers are natural showmen who never step on each other's moment; they're fun to watch.
Fresh: Boseman has headlined biopics before as James Brown and Jackie Robinson, and here, he imbues the young Marshall with a quiet confidence and a dogged devotion to truth and justice.
Fresh: Charged by Boseman's dramatic lightning, Marshall gives us an electrifying glimpse of a great man in the making.
Rotten: This real-life case makes for an entertaining courtroom drama that nonetheless reduces Marshall to the level of Perry Mason and consigns to the end credits his greater triumphs.
A poor story about a great man
Justice Marshall was a great man, lawyer, and judge. His life and the beliefs he held and acted upon helped the country finds its way into the light during a dark time. Unfortunately Hollywood realizes that type of story might not sell a lot of tickets. Gone are the days of making biopic films about legends that keep the story faithful to the truth. Thurgood Marshall was not a man who was looking to get into bar fights or cause problems, but was someone who wanted solve problems with words, not his fists or cheap one liners. This movie is a shameful representation of a great man. Also the story fails to take note of the facts of this case this movie portrays. Hollywood, please find another story to spice up with fiction, and stop drastically rewriting history in such a pitiful way to sell tickets and turn a buck. If you want to see a great movie about Justice Marshall see Separate But Equal with Sidney Poitier, and avoid this train wreck of a film.
If you have no idea what a film is supposed to be, let someone else tell this story the right way.
Its about the struggles and accomplishments!!!
This is a story about America during its worst moments, and the journey of a legend who fought against this nation's crimes. Regardless of how you recognize his accomplishments, just recognize them, and watch this film with the understanding that he sought change and equality!