Roman J Israel, Esq
- 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.
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, Esq29 Jan 2018
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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