Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hidden Figures

Three black women (Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spenser, Janelle Monae) in 1960s Virginia contend with Jim Crow laws and condescending white folk while doing their part to assist NASA in the Space Program as human computers. Call it The Help in Space or a Right Stuff for the politically correct age, Hidden Figures is formulaic and tepid at best, a movie made to win Oscars and live a nice long afterlife as comfort food for middle aged ladies on TNT.
* 1/2 out of ****