Roman J Israel, Esq. Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2967

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 16

Theatrical Release Date: 11/22/2017

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/13/2018

Language: English

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Dan Gilroy

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

Plot: 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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Rating of
2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/10/2019

The ambitious "Roman J. Israel, Esq." has a fantastic Denzel Washington performance, but it's missing focus.

Rating of
3.5/4

Rod - wrote on 10/19/2018

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.

Rating of
3.5/4

Rod - wrote on 10/19/2018

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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Leslie
Leslie
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Rating of
3/4

When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do

Leslie - wrote on 12/19/2017

"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 firm’s 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 Roman’s ill advised legal maneuvers as a newly retained lawyer for George Pierce’s (Colin Farrell) firm backfires on him, he makes …

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