Runtime: 127 minutes
Rated 14A: mature theme, language may offend
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Rated 92% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: 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.
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe serve both history and the demands of popular entertainment with serious performances that also have a good sense of humour. -Toronto Star
Like the calculating women whose lives it celebrates, “Hidden Figures” knows what it’s doing. -Los Angeles Times
The film hews closely to the facts in important respects, and evokes the outrages of the Jim Crow era, as well as the feverish competition of the space race, through the fascinating work of its extraordinary heroines. -Wall Street Journal