Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Hard-nosed liberal lawyer Roman J. Israel has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner, the firm’s frontman, has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He soon discovers some unsettling truths about the firm--truths that conflict with his values of helping the poor and dispossessed--and finds himself in an existential crisis that leads to extreme actions.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. Details

Title Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Air Date Nov 10, 2017
Runtime 129 Minutes
Networks Cross Creek Pictures, Bron Studios, Culture China - Image Nation Abu Dhabi Fund,
Genres Thriller, Drama,
Country United States of America,
Languages en,

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  • Surprisingly flat.

    October 25th, 2017

    Back in 2014, Dan Gilroy made his first full-length film, NIGHTCRAWLER. For a freshman effort, it's truly amazing as it was one of the best films of the year and was a deeply disturbing but rewarding film to watch. Because of this, I was excited to see a preview showing of "Roman J. Israel Esquire" as the Philadelphia Film Festival. Plus, many wer...

  • Strange Little Movie

    November 22nd, 2017

    I saw "Roman J. Israel, Esq.", starring Denzel Washington-The Equalizer, Deja Vu; Colin Farrell-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Horrible Bosses; Carmen Ejogo-Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Tony Plana-The Fosters_tv, Ugly Betty_tv. This is a strange little movie. I really like Denzel, and he is good in this, but the movie was ...

  • Keep on Truckin'

    November 21st, 2017

    Greetings again from the darkness. Denzel Washington is one of our most iconic actors and he's put together a remarkable career, including 8 Oscar nominations and two wins. He's had his Al Pacino SCARFACE comparable with TRAINING DAY, his Robert DeNiro GOODFELLAS comparable with American GANGSTER, and here he gets his Dustin Hoffman RAIN MAN as he...

  • To See, or Not To see.... That is the Question.

    November 23rd, 2017

    The legendary Denzel Washington is associated with so many legendary roles that will forever live in the hearts of millions. And like many people, when I see he a movie of his about to release, I get excited I'm in store for another masterpiece. Enter Roman J. Israel Esq, a movie that from the trailers, held potential to be an interesting biograph...

  • A Character Study, but Not Much Else

    November 22nd, 2017

    Denzel Washington stars as Roman J. Israel, Esq. a mildly savant criminal defense attorney whose life is turned upside down when his longtime law partner passes away. Suddenly the passionate civil rights attorney who thanks to his fiery demeanor should stay far away from an actual courtroom, is left looking for a job. He is forced to settle for wo...

  • An implosive FALLING DOWN; Washington is rock solid in this uncompromising character study.

    November 19th, 2017

    ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. (2017) *** 1/2 Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Amanda Warren, Tony Plana. Washington is rock-solid as behind-the-scenes partner of a law firm who is suddenly thrust from his complacent employment when he loses his job as a reliable, savant-like parable of virtue and a relic of the '70s as a civil rights advoca...

  • Two time Academy award winner Denzel Washington

    November 16th, 2017

    You know, when you have two - count them two - Academy Award Oscar wins to your credit, you can pretty much do any role you choose as you are Hollywood Gold. And that describes Denzel Washington. Perhaps this role wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but who cares it's Denzel, the actor who can pick and choose whatever role he wants. Denzel has had some ...

  • Denzel in a wig and goofy glasses.... and that's all

    October 24th, 2017

    Denzel Washington, whom has yet to prove himself to be a high-caliber actor, continues to choose 'wrong' roles that just aren't very interesting.. One of the problems here is the overly-familiar 'defense-lawyer-who-rises-from-the-ashes' story-line. We've seen it, it's been done. Yet here it is again, regurgitated like digging in the trash for the ...

  • More pretentious posing from an actor who chooses lousy roles

    October 29th, 2017

    You know, I don't hate Denzel Washington or anything (though his street accent does kind of bug me), but he really isn't very much of an actor. He was good in 'Philadelphia' and he at least tried to give a performance in 'Training Day', but other than those two films, Denzel is mediocre at best and simply redundant the rest of the time.. There's n...

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