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Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 22 November 2017 (USA)
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Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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Vernita Wells (as Lynda Gravátt)
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ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as Roman Israel, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who, through a tumultuous series of events, finds himself in a crisis that leads to extreme action. Colin Farrell costars as the monied, cutthroat lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. Written by Sony Pictures

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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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22 November 2017 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,532,128, 13 December 2017
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After the premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, director Dan Gilroy and Denzel Washington decided to re-structure and re-focus parts of the narrative, which resulted in the removal of 12 minutes of footage. The director said, that the TIFF premiere served more as "a very high end test screening," because there was no time to do it before, and all involved are now happy with the final cut. [Oct. 2017] See more »

Quotes

Roman J. Israel, Esq.: I'm tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
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Soundtracks

Baby Boy
Written by Donald Glover (as Donald Glover II) and Ludwig Göransson (as Ludwig Goransson)
Performed by Donald Glover (as Childish Gambino)
Courtesy of Glassnote Entertainment Group, LLC
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Extraordinary Film
29 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Probably the best film I have seen this year...and most definitely, Denzel Washington's performance, among the greatest I have ever seen. With this film, he is our most gifted American actor today. Last year at the Golden Globes his mannerism were so idiosyncratic...he must have been still deep inside of this character...most likely, still filming Roman. This film affected me greatly. I am so moved by this character's eccentricity, wit, grace and soul. Brilliant writing and direction. I want to see this picture again.


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