#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
Plot: The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
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**The other side story of the historic event!**
This film did not just represented the black people, but the women as well. Today we talk about discrimination against women, though this film is an example that it all had started way long ago, yet the struggle has not ended. Anyway, this is a biopic, a biopic of three women and their struggle not just being a black, but being women. When the nation was eager to send its first man to the space, there was some trouble within the team who are behind it to work together as one. Lots of inspiring events reveal how the history was made and the working culture was changed forever inside the NASA.
The film was nominated for the Oscars in the three slots, but did not win any. That’s fine, because I would prefer those real women to be recognised over what this film had achieved. All the three actresses were good. Their roles were unique from one another. Really a wonder film about three real persons in one film. Something rare in films to highlight their achievements equally. The personal life, as well as their professional was well briefed.
The others like Kevin and Dunst in small part were also good. Directed by just a one film old filmmaker. He did good. The screenplay was adapted from the book of the same name. Deserved all the awards and praises it had received. After seeing how it had ended, a sequel could be possible. Mission Moon. I hope they would consider it! Seems a nice idea!
Do not at all think that by my feelings I attempt to diminish the achievements of those who made _Hidden Figures_ nor the real women around which the story revolves, this simply just wasn’t for me.
_Final rating:★★½ – Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._
I can identify with this movie
My grandson advised me to watch this movie. I’m not much of a movie watcher but was greatly impressed with the movie. I was employed by a major company in the late 60’s This movie occurred a little before that. I was actually a teen when John Glen took his trip into space. I and many other blacks had no knowledge of this crew of women and how they contributed to the NASA project. In the late 60’s, there were race riots and lots of racial conflicts. I remember in my senior year, Westinghouse Electric was located in a black community but had no black employees. They came to the black high schools and wanted the top 3 stenographers from each school to apply to their company. This was based on efforts from the community to hire black employees. We were tested. We all had to have 3.8-4.0 QPA’s and be able to type 80-100 words per minute and transcribe at 100 wpm. I was 1 of the lucky ones. I had an academic diploma with business classes as my minor. Ten women were hired. I was so excited. But the minute I walked out on the floor, all eyes were on me. There were no black/white bathrooms, but we were pushed to the back of the line and not allowed to use the mirrors until all the white girls had left the restrooms. It wasn’t a rule, but we were shoved to the back. We were laughed at and talked about in front of our faces. But under no circumstances was I going to allow somebody else to take this job away from me. We took it! We were treated like we were from a 3rd world country. The white girls didn’t even know how to change the typewriter ribbons. Their typing speeds only had to be 45-50 to get in. Shucks, I had to be the best! I was awed to have typed on the IBM Selectric typewriter. The same one in the movie! But we had to care for their machines as well as our own. In high school we only had manuals. Eventually I went to Univ of Pgh. to study accounting at night. I took all of the courses required to get out of the steno pool, but was consistently turned down 10 years trying to become an Accounting Clerk. While whites with less education and less seniority were chosen over and over again over me. I had to type for the controller, because of my super fast, error free statistical typing skills while his secretary filed her nails and poured coffee. Of course, I was never paid what she made. To make a long story short, we black women stayed. Some of us for 40 years. It took years before we were looked at like humans–before people would talk to us, eat at the same lunch table, sometimes they would make us wait last to get on the elevators to go home. But over the course of 10- 40 years, we earned that respect. We did become manager secretaries. We did earn engineering degrees at night and worked our way up. We did end up with white women becoming our best friends. We became their bridesmaids instead of their maids. We went to their parties, instead of cleaning up after the parties. This movie may make some people uncomfortable, and perhaps you don’t believe it was like that for smart black women, actually any black person. But believe me, I am a living witness at age 67 to recall the bigotry and hatred I once experienced as a young woman 18 years old, only to retire from the company with much respect. Many of my friends that started when I started, are still in touch. We always laugh and say “We were the first.” Because we knocked down those walls of prejudice and differences and created a path for people of all colors to follow. I loved the movie. I only wished that those women had been recognized a little sooner for their contributions to the NASA PROJECT. The portrayal of bigotry and indifference is real. It really did happen in the 60’s. As a child I remember the black/white bathrooms–not being allowed in Howard Johnson’s on the turnpike and going shopping in the department store via the back warehouse door. Katherine was older than me. Did she run almost a mile to the bathroom? Maybe, maybe not. But don’t judge this movie based on that. Some real prejudices were worse than that. History cannot be changed, only learned about. I am proud to be a part of that growing history along with Katherine.
A fairly good movie…
I was recommended to sit down and watch “Hidden Figures”, and I was told that it was a very emotional movie. So I tracked down a copy of this 2016 movie from writers Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi and sat down to watch it. Initially I hadn’t even heard about this movie.
And I will say that “Hidden Figures” definitely is a good movie, but it wasn’t as spectacular as I was led to believe it to be. Now, don’t get me wrong here, because this is definitely a good and entertaining movie, while at the same time it is a historical movie that definitely is a big part of the history of our world. But the movie just didn’t blow me away.
I was really impressed with the cast ensemble they had managed to get together for this movie, and there were some really good acting performances being delivered here. I mean, the movie had the likes of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons and Mahershala Ali on the cast list.
It should be said that the three lead actresses – Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe – really carried the movie quite phenomenally. And while Jim Parsons is by no means a poor actor, then it was just difficult to put his role as Sheldon from “Big Bang Theory” aside and see him in a new light. Just like Daniel Radcliff is always stuck as being Harry Potter, then Jim Parsons will always be stuck as Sheldon.
The story told in “Hidden Figures” is a good story, especially because of the historical importance that there was to the stories of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and all the other ladies in the same situation back in the 1960s. So there on that account alone, then “Hidden Figures” is actually a movie that is well worth watching.
One can’t help but shake one’s head in disbelief because of the racial segregation that were taking place in the USA back in the 1960s. It is just so far out there that people could have been so narrowminded. But that is how it was back then, and it is portrayed with impact in the movie, thanks to director Theodore Melfi.
My rating of “Hidden Figures” lands on a six out of ten stars. What was holding the movie back from getting a higher rating from me, was the fact that the contents and events in the storyline just weren’t all that appealing to me, the movie lacked momentum and drive. Sure, this is a historical important event, but for entertainment purposes, it was a bit stale.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 7 min (127 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Theodore Melfi
Writer Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Margot Lee Shetterly
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 36 wins & 94 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS (DTS: X), Auro 11.1, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 416, Panavision Ultra Speed MKII and Canon Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo, E-, T-Series and ATZ Lenses
Laboratory Crawford Media Services, Atlanta (GA), USA (processing), EFILM Digital Laboratories, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 7203, Vision3 250D 7207, Vision3 500T 7219), 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 50D 5203, Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format), Super 16 (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema