• Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures

Release Date: December 25th, 2016

DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2017

PG |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Mahershala Ali, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Kimberly Quinn

Director: Theodore Melfi

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: Chernin Entertainment, Levantine Films

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Quest, 1960s, Office, Soldier, Fascinating, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The fine, spirited work of Taraji P. Henson, Spencer and Janelle Monae as irresistible rooting interests, as well as Kevin Costner’s winningly lived-in turn as the head of Langley’s Space Task Group, deepen a film that’s propelled by sitcommy beats and expository dialogue. show more

  • 75
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Hidden Figures is feel-good history, but it works, and it works on behalf of heroes from a cinematically under-served community. These smart accomplished women had the right stuff, and so does this movie. show more

  • 60
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Everything in Hidden Figures is smoothly efficient but also a little anticlimactic and frictionless — the story’s happy ending a little too easily achieved. show more

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Awards

Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Nominated Best Picture