Run Time: 1 hr 58 minutes
4.7 / 5
Young Thurgood Marshall faces one of his greatest challenges while working as a lawyer for the NAACP. Marshall travels to conservative Connecticut when wealthy socialite Eleanor Strubing accuses black chauffeur Joseph Spell of sexual assault and attempted murder. He soon teams up with Sam Friedman, a local Jewish lawyer who’s never handled a criminal case. Together, the two men build a defense while contending with racist and anti-Semitic views from those who deem Spell to be guilty.
Despite being a two-hour film, the pacing is great
Really everyone put great effort engrossing the audience into the courtroom drama
Due to the Judge limiting Thurgood’s speech, we see Sam Friedman ( Josh Gad ) deliver. Thurgood is obviously the one with the know-how. This is reassuring but also dicey as Sam has to present their case. Nonetheless, it was great seeing how they handled all the variables in the court.
Great acting, biopic, and pacing
Just and happy resolution
Insight to courtroom drama of another era