Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner, the firm’s frontman, has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm--truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed--and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.
|Release Date||:||November 10, 2017|
|Production Company||:||Cross Creek Pictures, Bron Studios, Culture China - Image Nation Abu Dhabi Fund|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Casts||:||Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Amanda Warren, Tony Plana, Shelley Hennig, Joseph David-Jones, DeRon Horton, James Paxton, Lynda Gravatt, Hugo Armstrong, Sam Gilroy, Amari Cheatom, Vince Cefalu, Tarina Pouncy, Nazneen Contractor, Niles Fitch, Jocelyn Ayanna, Eli Bildner, Robert Prescott, Sedale Threatt Jr., Elisa Perry, Andrew Tinpo Lee, Brittany Ishibashi, Cynthia Dallas, Annie Sertich, Esperanza Spalding, Jessica Camacho, Ajgie Kirkland, Franco Vega, Lauren Ellen Thompson, Anthony Traina, Ludwig Manukian, King Orba, Kelly Sullivan, Pej Vahdat, Henry G. Sanders, Claudia de Vasco, Carlos E. Campos, Lawrence Tanter, Joy Bisco|
|Plot Keywords||:||lawyer, los angeles|
You know, I don't hate Denzel Washington or anything (though his street accent does kind of bug me), but he really isn't very much of an actor. He was good in 'Philadelphia' and he at least tried to give a performance in 'Training Day', but other than those two films, Denzel is mediocre at best and simply redundant the rest of the time.
There's nothing about his character here that I find enlightening and nothing about his acting that I find unique to the role. That big hair and those gigantic eyeglasses have got to go. So does that frumpy suit, and while he's at it, Denzel can pack up his inhibited acting style and go do dinner theater somewhere, preferably off the beaten path.
In summation, if I'm supposed to be impressed with his performance, he can take the next train out of town.... I think it leaves at midnight. He better hurry before he turns into a frumpy loser with big hair and giant glasses-- wait a minute, that's the part he played in the movie. He surely wouldn't want to go back into character. That would suck.