Roman J. Israel, Esq.
- 2hr 9m
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Life makes you choose Sacrifice or Success....
Excellent movie. It shows Denzel’s wide range of acting ability. I was sad that he ( actor) was killed at the end.
Mr. Gilroy’s new film doesn’t try for lean. When its lawyer hero isn’t citing legal precedent, he uses spectacularly florid language that reflects his unusual mental state. But there’s a disconnect between what we see and hear and what we’re meant to feel.
Unfortunately, something at the center just doesn’t hold, and it flies apart over the course of 133 minutes into confusing shards of plot, legalese-heavy monologues and, perhaps most surprising of all given Gilroy’s bona fides, a touch of soggy sentimentality in the home stretch.
Denzel Washington gives a terrifically off-kilter performance in Roman J. Israel, Esq., a fascinating and flawed character study that frustratingly can’t meld all its ambitions into a coherent and satisfying whole.
Movie Info & Cast
- Denzel Washington
- Colin Farrell
- Carmen Ejogo
- Nazneen Contractor
- Shelley Hennig
Did You Know?
- In the film there's a visible gap between Denzel Washington's two front teeth. He had the gap fixed with dental caps sometime after high school, but decided to remove them for this role.
- Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Each of us is better than the worst thing we ever did.