HIS NAME MEANS JUSTICE.
In the early 1940s, the NAACP sends young attorney Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) to Louisiana where a black man (Sterling K. Brown) stands accused of having raped an affluent white woman (Kate Hudson); Marshall teams up with a local lawyer (Josh Gad). This biography of the first African-American justice on the Supreme Court focuses on the early part of his career when he traveled all over the South helping people who had been framed for crimes simply because of their skin color. Superior performances by Boseman and Gad as the reluctant legal team elevate a somewhat mundane story. Conceived in a traditional way, but handsome and engaging.
2017-U.S. 118 min. Color. Directed by Reginald Hudlin. Song: “Stand Up for Something” (Diane Warren, Common). Cast: Chadwick Boseman (Thurgood Marshall), Josh Gad (Sam Friedman), Kate Hudson (Eleanor Strubing), Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown… Sophia Bush, Chilli.