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ROMAN J. ISRAEL. ESQ.

 
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At Theaters: 11/17/2017 On Video:
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 9 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601090
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Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. He is a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.
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Drama - This drama is a major showcase for star Denzel Washington, whose atypically quirky and eccentric character will be a surprise and delight to his fans. Colin Farrell has the most prominent supporting role. Some language and mild violence make the film not for kids, but then the film is largely targeted to older adults.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Denzel Washington FENCES, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, THE EQUALIZER
Colin Farrell THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
Director: Dan Gilroy NIGHTCRAWLER
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Production Notes Heading
About The Film
A Unique Character
About The Cast
Creating Roman Israel
Shooting in Los Angeles
About The Music
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 2 F-words; 2 S-words; 2 GD's; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: A beating and a shooting.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some comic lines and situations.
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Poor ...the kind of horrendous hot mess an actor makes directly after he wins the Oscar. ...lifeless story... ...lifeless, interminable movie plays as if the filmmakers threw the footage up in the air and edited it in the order it hit the floor.

NY Post Full Review
Good There's a lot going on here, but Washington's complex, emotionally turbulent performance makes it all work. If you were expecting "Roman J. Israel, Esq.” to tackle relevant legal and social issues, stay home...What you'll get at the movie theater is a more grounded, moving and thoroughly engrossing "How To Get Away With Murder.”

Rolling Stone Full Review
Good ...Gilroy's movie is above standard-issue legal thriller but below the transcendent personal drama it aspires to be. No matter. The very fact that it aspires at all makes it a rare bird in paycheck Hollywood. Illuminated by Washington's humane artistry, Roman J. Israel, Esq. earns our respect.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 53 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
3
Fairly Low
100%
30+Adults (M)
19
Fairly Low
74%
30+Adults (F)
29
Very High
76%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 53 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: One male loved it and one enjoyed it very much. As for the females, one loved it and two felt it was an "average" movie (enjoyable but nothing special or memorable).
ADULTS: These reviews are mediocre at best. Just 20% of the males indicated that they loved this movie. Another 28% enjoyed it very much rating it "above average." Unfortunately, just over 40% felt it was only an "average" movie. Ten-percent rated it "below average" and "poor." The females reviews are slightly better. About 28% loved it with another 40% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Another 20%, or so, rated it "average' with about 15% rating it "below average."

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