Roman J Israel, Esq

Roman J Israel, Esq
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 2min
  • Directed by: Dan Gilroy
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo

Roman J. Israel Esq. (Washington) is a down-at-heel, socially awkward criminal attorney who gets offered a job at a sleek LA firm and who finds that his loyalties are strained. A fantastic showcase for Washington, but it meanders and starts to feel too contrived in the second half.

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The life of an idealistic defense attorney (Denzel Washington) is upended when his mentor, a civil rights icon, dies. After joining a firm led by one of his mentor’s former students, he begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo). A turbulent series of events follow that put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.

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Roman J. Israel, Esq

29 Jan 20183 stars

Denzel Washington gets his teeth into a fascinating character in Dan Gilroy's legal drama

Fences offered welcome proof that Denzel Washington still wants to push himself as an actor. He could easily settle for a career of Equalizer sequels and similarly undemanding action fare but clearly hungers for more. Legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq.

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