“Hidden Figures” movie review



This movie has been a hit, according to many critics.

Hunter Wheeler, Section Editor

“Hidden Figures” is an inspiring tale of an African American woman who against all odds became a human computer and helped America win the space race.  Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, grew up in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and from a young age proved herself to be a math genius.  She worked as a human computer for NASA during the space race, with Dorothy Vaughn, played by Octavia Spencer, and Mary Jackson, played by Janelle Monae.  These three colored women suffered through many challenges, not only for the color of their skin, but also because they were women.  Against all odds though, Catherine, Dorothy and Mary all proved themselves useful for NASA and became the reason America made it to space.
Listed below are the movie critics’ official ratings and reviews:
93% Rotten Tomatoes
8/10 IMDb
74% Metacritic
“There is something to be said for a well-told tale with a clear moral and a satisfying emotional payoff.” – A. O. Scott, The NY Times
“Following a pre-programmed trajectory marked #OscarsSoWhite, this biopic of the scientists behind John Glenn’s space flight is irresistibly uplifting.” – Catherine Shoard, The Guardian