Hidden Figures Review


Jordan Sherfy

BL: Jordan Sherfy

Rating: 4.5 out of 5


Hidden Figures is a two hour and six minute drama with an important overarching message. It is a hidden gem that provides audiences with an important lesson along with insight into the life of African-American women in the 1960s.

Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) and with Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae) are all brilliant mathematicians given the nearly impossible task of sending the first man into orbit. Their only problem… is figuring out how.

I was genuinely impressed with how well the movie focused on the monumental task of sending the first American man into orbit, while also giving a little insight into what life was like for African-American men and women. The only flaw that could be found in this marvelous movie was that it was dragged on for quite some time.

This movie will become an instant classic. I would recommend going to it if you like non-fiction stories, or if you like movies that have a life lesson. I would advise you go to this movie to hear about the mistakes our society made in the past and how it only takes one person to help shape the future.