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Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 13 October 2017 (USA)
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About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

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About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

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Live Hard. Fight Harder. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language. | See all certifications »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000,805, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,051,659, 18 January 2018
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From 2005 to 2008 director Reginald Hudlin wrote the Marvel comic book Black Panther. Chadwick Boseman played Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War (2016) and set to play the character in several more Marvel Studios films. See more »

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In the early 1940s when Marshall gives Friedman, whose experience is in civil law, books to get him up to speed on criminal law, one of the books is the Restatement (Second) of Torts, which is about civil law. And it was published in 1965. See more »

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One for the ages?
10 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Packed house last night at the AMC Lincoln Center Theater for the NY Times Film Club premiere, a crowd of old white presumably liberal folk with a noticeably Jewish vibe. What you'd expect from the Times Film Club, I suppose, but the absence of black faces was very strange, and put the whole experience out of kilter for me. The film seems aimed at a much younger and blacker audience. When, at the beginning of the film, Boseman offhandedly ordered Gad to carry his bags, and Gad complied immediately, the lone outburst of "Whoa!" fell into almost total (shocked?) silence. That set the tone for me. Marshall is flat-out superhero here, the master bringing sidekick Friedman rapidly up to speed on the state of the Real World. That Waking Up Friedman subplot runs in and out of the main courtroom rape drama, where Sterling K Brown and Kate Hudson nearly steal the show with their far more realistic turns as Spell and Strubing, and James Cromwell and Dan Stevens are skin-crawlingly detestable as judge and prosecutor stooping ever lower to defend the racist ivory tower of Bridgeport CT. How this will do immediately at the box office depends on a lot of other factors, including the trailers. But my guess is that the inherent value of the story, which couldn't be more timely, will connect with audiences on a deep level, while the shenanigans on the surface keep them entertained, and the in the end they'll put it together in their own way. I expect this will be a keeper, something that will be on TV and video for a long, long time, and that "Marshall" will enter the rap lexicon on several levels very quickly.


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