Marshall

Marshall

DVD - 2018
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Rating: PG-13; for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language.
About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases.

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d2013 Sep 30, 2018

A great man and a great introduction to Thurgood Marshall. Loved the movie!

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voisjoe1_0
Sep 28, 2018

4 stars for the importance of presenting African-Americans and Thurgood Marshall to the world, but the film was a little too humorous for its presentation of 1940's America. Remember, this is the time where white racism and anti-semitism were rampant in America. This was the time where America repelled a shipload of Jewish refugees away from American shores to be gassed by Germany. This was the time where Blacks and Jews were red-lined out of urban American neighborhoods, American corporate jobs, and Hollywood films, and a time where Japanese-Americans were stripped of their property and sent to American concentration camps.

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Nooksack20
Aug 20, 2018

Entertaining yarn, based on actual events, of the early career of Thurgood Marshall who later joined the greats on the U.S. Supreme Court. I learned a few things I had not been aware of prior to viewing the video. Marshal was one of the lead attorneys during the early years of the NAACP. He argued 32 cases in front of the U.S. Supreme Court only losing three. A remarkable career.

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posie12
Aug 07, 2018

Very smooth Hollywood version of history.

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LauraSteinert
Jul 26, 2018

I've been watching Perry Mason reruns for 50 years and Law and Order for at least four versions and even Bull, so this was something really new to me. Marshall is not glamorized at all. He is shown as a pompous jerk who neglects his wife. He is rude and condescending throughout the movie--but I suspect the real Marshall was probably like that. How you produce a whole movie about that era and not use the N word in every scene is beyond me, but they managed to show the same disrespect, nonetheless.
Not an edge of your seat thriller, but the relationship between Marshall and Friedman creates good tension, the prosecutor manages to play his role as evil, entitled rich kid without falling into melodrama, and the Judge cuts the line between good-old-boy helping a pal's son win a case and following the law so close that I expected blood to start seeping from his skin.

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hadlock
Jul 23, 2018

What a GOOD movie! The lead was perfect, although probably not as tall as Thurgood Marshall. The forewoman of the jury was sharp in a small part. Dan Matthews of “Downton Abbey” fame was a smarmy prosecuting attorney, and James Cromwell, who always plays a convincing racist, did it again. I like Thurgood’s confidence and how he encourages and teaches his reluctant partner.

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wildct2003
Jun 25, 2018

Good film overall, although I felt something was a bit off throughout.

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spantell
May 28, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie - a period piece and courtroom drama. One small criticism is that people spoke differently back then and I wish they used more the language of the day.

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COURIER3
May 05, 2018

Interesting court case of a black man and white socialite woman where Marshall was only an adviser and could not speak since he was from out of state.

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samjenks
May 04, 2018

Fantastic movie, many actors I had not seen before. Done very very well.

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