As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as "human computers", we follow these women as they quickly rose the ranks of NASA alongside many of history's greatest minds specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return. Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.
- Director: Theodore Melfi
- Country: USA
- Genre: Drama
- Year: 2017
- Run Time: 02:07:00
- imdb Score: 7.9/10 (80,011 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: PG
- Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Alan Sherstuhl - VILLAGE VOICE
"HIDDEN FIGURES provides a fresh angle on how demeaning, demoralizing and crazy it was to live in an era of officially sanctioned white supremacy, one that people had grown used to pretending was perfectly normal."
Kyle Smith - NEW YORK POST
"Theodore Melfi has a light touch not often found in dramas like this, which makes the material all the more effective."
Odie Henderson - ROGEREBERT.COM
"A crucial episode of the nineteen-sixties, centered on both the space race and the civil-rights struggle, comes to light in this energetic and impassioned drama."
Richard Brody - NEW YORKER
Hollywood Film Awards 2016
Best Production Designer of the Year and Actress
Heartland Film 2016
Picture of the Year
Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2017
African-American Film Critics Association 2016
Best Ensemble and Best Song
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2016
National Board of Review 2016
Satellite Awards 2016
Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2016
Best Movie About Women, Best Female Images in a Movie and Best Ensemble