53rd Chicago International Film Festival Review – Marshall (2017)

Marshall, 2017.

Directed by Reginald Hudlin.

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Keesha Sharp, John Magaro, Roger Guenveur Smith, Jussie Smollett, Derrick Baskin, Barrett Doss, Ahna O’Reilly, Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas, Andra Day, Marina Squerciati, and James Cromwell.

Synopsis:

A young Thurgood Marshall battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Chadwick Boseman may be most known to the mainstream eye for portraying superhero Black Panther in the current crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe blockbusters, but when not suited up for battle he often finds himself playing real-life historical figures (his performance as Jackie Robinson in 42 is criminally overlooked) that have influenced humankind and the world for the better. And his greatest crusade won’t be collaborating with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to save the universe, instead, it will be biopics like Marshall that simultaneously showcase his serious acting chops while instilling hope for social justice
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