Hidden Figures highlights the contribution of three African Americans women to the US space race. The film also highlights the roadblocks and prejudice confronting the women. Sometimes it was as straight forward as the suspicion of trouble making as by a police man. Sometimes it was as subtle as assuming they're not hard workers. Other times it was institutional because they keep the only available bathroom far, far away. The women did overcome this to contribute very much to making NASA meet it goals and explore space.

It's an uplifting story. Not sure that it was a great film because it seemed to stick too much to the 'triumph and tragedy' formula of many biopics. It felt rote in the way that the story checks off plot points for any biography.

3 of 5 stars.

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