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Roman J. Israel, Esq.Set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system, the movie follows Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, who finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.
Actors of "Roman J. Israel, Esq."Andrew Tinpo LeeBirthdate: 31 May 1968, Castries, Saint Lucia, British West Indies [now Saint Lucia]
Directors of "Roman J. Israel, Esq."Dan GilroyBirthdate: 24 June 1959, Santa Monica, California, USA
Creators of "Roman J. Israel, Esq."Dan GilroyBirthdate: 24 June 1959, Santa Monica, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Roman J. Israel, Esq."Detroit NewsNovember 23, 2017
It's a credit to Washington's rock solid performance that we care as much as we do.Chicago Sun-TimesNovember 22, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. has pockets of intrigue, and writer-director Gilroy and Washington have teamed up to create a promising dramatic character. We just never get full delivery on that promise.ReelViewsNovember 22, 2017
The story is surprisingly unfocused and, when it snaps out of the protracted setup phase, it plunges into quasi-thriller territory that relies on a series of hard-to-swallow contrivances.Washington PostNovember 22, 2017
Part character study, part legal thriller and part morality tale about means manifesting their own ends, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." winds up being just as eccentric and unpredictable as its doggedly honorable, and far from perfect, leading man.Arizona RepublicNovember 22, 2017
You can't stop watching [Washington] - and you can't stop wishing he didn't have to work so hard to keep the story together once it starts branching out in different directions.Seattle TimesNovember 21, 2017
What a treat it is to see this great actor, after almost 40 years in movies, give a performance that feels both utterly unexpected and completely true.Cinemalogue.comDecember 01, 2017
This awkwardly titled character study overdoses on quirks and stale platitudes about social and legal injustice, leaving its intriguing title character in search of a better film.Washington Free BeaconDecember 01, 2017
Sloppy characterizations mar intriguing story about a burnt-out lawyer.Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)November 30, 2017
But, strung together, the moments here make for too much convenience and an overdependence on a quirky outcast's best intentions.Denerstein UnleashedNovember 30, 2017
Roman J. Israel, Esq. makes room for moments that are so thought-provokingly enjoyable that the movie, which can't be called a success, may be more interesting than movies that would have garnered more praise.SSG SyndicateNovember 30, 2017
Sublimely talented Denzel Washington deserves better than writer/director Dan Gilroy's tepid, convoluted thriller.Cincinnati CityBeatNovember 30, 2017
It goes without saying that Washington, once again, proves to be the undisputed winner of this morality play.
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