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.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Denzel Washington
- Colin Farrell
- Carmen Ejogo
- Lynda Gravatt
- Amanda Warren
- Hugo Armstrong
- Sam Gilroy
- Tony Plana
- DeRon Horton
- Amari Cheatom
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.
- In the beginning of the film, George Pierce (Colin Farrell) is driving his BMW with the new California Legacy (black background & gold lettering) license plates. However, at the end of the film, you see him driving the same BMW but with the standard California license plates (white background, blue lettering).
- Roman J. Israel, Esq.: Each of us is better than the worst thing we ever did.