Hidden Figures

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2010 to 2019, Academy Award Nominees for Best Picture of 2016, Drama, Film Quest 2017, Historical, Female Lead

Brief Synopsis: "The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big."

Overall Ranking: 370 (Rank from 2016: # 16)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine100 - My pic for BEST FILM OF 2016 is HIDDEN FIGURES. I've seen it twice and I've cried tears of joy each time. I'm so glad these amazing women with incredible minds, have now been publicly recognized for their gifts and talents which contributed to our country's space travel. But it's also a good movie too in terms of heart,pacing,characters,music & joy!
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Rewatch: 7
Keith Noakes95(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10195
Sober Film Critic James Brown93 - I've got nothing but love for Hidden Figures. Director Theodore Melfi's historical comedy-drama does what the best films do. It teaches moviegoers something they probably never knew before the theater darkened and the film began.
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Bryan Lienesch91 - Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae are nothing short of terrific while Octavia Spencer brings another solid performance.
Comedy: 3
Sex Appeal: 4
Scary: 6
Rewatch: 5
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85 - The real life events surrounding Hidden Figures deserve to be told, and it’s wonderful that the resultant film was of such high quality that it reached audiences which it otherwise might not.
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Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
David Baruffi61(full review)

People Involved

  • Taraji P. Henson (Katherine Johnson)
  • Octavia Spencer (Dorothy Vaughn)
  • Janelle Monae (Mary Jackson)
  • Kevin Costner (Al Harrison)
  • Kirsten Dunst (Vivian Michael)
  • Jim Parsons (Paul Stafford)
  • Mahershala Ali (Jim Johnson)
  • Aldis Hodge (Levi Jackson)
  • Glen Powell (John Glenn)
  • Kimberly Quinn (Ruth)
  • Olek Krupa (Karl Zielinski)
  • Kurt Krause (Sam Turner)
  • Donna Biscoe (Joylette Coleman)
  • Ariana Neal (Joylette Johnson)
  • Corey Mendell Parker (Howard Vaughan)
  • Karan Kendrick (Younger Joylette Coleman)
  • Jaiden Kaine (Joshua Coleman)
  • Gregory Alan Williams (Marion Smithson)
  • Maria Howell (Ms. Sumner)
  • Dane Davenport (Alan Shepard)
  • Travis Smith (Scott Carpenter)
  • Scott Michael Morgan (Bill Calhoun)
  • Robert McKay (Pastor Ayres)
  • Gary Weeks (Reporter at Press Conference)
  • Ken Strunk (Jim Webb)
  • Lidya Jewett (Young Katherine Coleman)
  • Saniyya Sidney (Constance Johnson)
  • Zani Jones Mbayise (Kathy Johnson)
  • Tre Stokes (Levi Jr.)
  • Selah Kimbro Jones (Carolyn Marie Jackson)
  • Ashton Tyler (Leonard Vaughan)
  • Alkoya Brunson (Kenneth Vaughn)
  • Arnell Powell (Professor Graves)
  • Crystal Lee Brown (Bernie)
  • Tequilla Whitfield (Eleanor)
  • Evan Holtzman (Deke Slayton)
  • Joe Hardy Jr. (Gordon Cooper)
  • Addison Rose Melfi (Addie Marcus)
  • Allison Schroeder (Director)