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Roman J Israel, Esq. (2017) Movie Information

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Roman J Israel, Esq. (2017)
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Overall Rank:

2833

Avg. Rating:

2.93/4

# of Ratings:

14

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

11/22/2017

DVD Release:

02/13/2018

Director:

Dan Gilroy

Actors:

Denzel Washington
Colin Farrell
Shelley Hennig
Carmen Ejogo
Nazneen Contractor
Tony Plana

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

The L.A. criminal court system is an overburdened wreck where, more often than not, money plays a more important role than justice. Roman J Israel is a driven, idealistic defense attorney who does his best to navigate this system and make a difference. But a series of events finds him in a crisis, where extreme action must be taken. -- Chris Kavan

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Rod 10/19/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

I liked it a lot! The performances by Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell were satisfying. I also think that it has a decent script with good story running. But what really stood out for me was the editing and scoring. I feel like these two elements were perfectly executed in the film. My only concern was, overall, the impact of the film was very minimal.

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Rod 10/19/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

I liked it a lot! The perfromances by Denzel Washington and Colin Farrell were satisfying. I also think that it has a decent script with good story running. But what really stood out for me was the editing and scoring. I feel like these two elements were perfectly executed in the film. My only concern was, overall, the impact of the film was very minimal.

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Amy 06/06/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Nice to see Denzel playing somewhat against type, but the movie overall didn't live up to its potential. It had the promise of a good courtroom drama, but the hero never gets to go to court, and in the end it slips into hokey, sentimental melodrama. Plus the plot is riddled with goofy implausibilities. But Denzel's performance remains dignified throughout.

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12/19/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do

"Roman J. Israel, Esq." explores the inner struggle of an activist, tempted by the appeal of the high life. Roman (Denzel Washington) is part of a two-man legal firm and is thrust into the lead role once the founder is medically incapacitated. Roman is used to doing all of the work behind the scenes and has a rough go of it when he is asked to represent his firmís clients in court. He draws contempt of court fines by judges and a barrage of foul worded insults from a newbie activist. His suits are eyesores in comparison to the apropos fashion of the day, and his instincts and insights into social justice are just as old-fashioned. And when one of Romanís ill advised legal maneuvers as a newly retained lawyer for George Pierceís (Colin Farrell) firm backfires on him, he makes an even ...

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3/4 

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