- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 1
- Genre: Legal Drama
- Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Sam Gilroy, DeRon Horton
- Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
This movie is excellent and underrated for the same reasons: It portrays the characters as real people with real complex internal and external struggles. It refuses to take political, racial or social sides and therefore doesn’t give satisfaction to the myriad critics who would look for a movie like this to make social statements rather than be the powerful character study in the paradoxes we all live under and with. Denzel does an amazing job playing a savant who is functionally on the autism spectrum without making it a caricature.
Each of Denzel’s films are “his best yet” from this Fan! This is no disappointment. The breadth of his own character development is revealed in this aging Boomer’s work. This particular film resonates deeply for me considering my urban, activist life. My adult children love it as well. sigh- my hero!
Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is suddenly disrupted. When he is recruited to join a firm led by ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion for equal rights (Carmen Ejogo) – a turbulent series of events ensues, which will put the activism that has defined Roman¡¯s career to the test.