• Marshall (2017)

Marshall

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: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Hudlin Entertainment, Chestnut Ridge

Distributors: Open Road

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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 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

  • 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

  • 60
    Vince ManciniUproxx

    Having been conceived by a lawyer, Marshall feels designed to present the case that Thurgood Marshall was a great man, without letting too much nuance cloud the issue. Depth, complexity, moral gradations — these are dangerous notions in a story you’re presenting before a fickle jury. Marshall takes the same approach. show more

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