• Marshall (2017)


Release Date: October 13th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 9th, 2018

PG-13 |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who's never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.

Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Keesha Sharp, Roger Guenveur Smith

Director: Reginald Hudlin

Genres: Biography , Historical drama

Production Co: Hudlin Entertainment, Chestnut Ridge

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Underdog, Fall, Emotional, Pursuit, Rivalry, 1940s

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonPaste Magazine

    Failing to be incisive or moving, Marshall is content to be genial and unthreatening—two adjectives that have never been used to describe the long, hard, ongoing fight for equality. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Marshall — a terrific performance by Chadwick Boseman — comes off at the outset as full of himself to overflowing. In other words, here’s an irreverent movie with a quirky ring of truth. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Marshall is a solid, straightforward courtroom drama with proud liberal credentials, one that could have been made by Norman Jewison around 1967. show more

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