7.1/10
1,504
24 user 60 critic

Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 13 October 2017 (USA)
Trailer
2:35 | Trailer

Get Showtimes & Tickets

In 2 theaters near Ashburn VA US [change]

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
661 ( 121)
2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Roman J. Israel, Esq., a driven, idealistic defense attorney, finds himself in a tumultuous series of events that lead to a crisis and the necessity for extreme action.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

Director: Joseph Kosinski
Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges
Lady Bird (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Odeya Rush
LBJ (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson from his young days in West Texas to the White House.

Director: Rob Reiner
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bill Pullman
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.

Director: Martin McDonagh
Stars: Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Director: Jason Hall
Stars: Haley Bennett, Miles Teller, Joe Cole
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of psychologist William Moulton Marston, and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and his mistress who would inspire his creation of the superheroine, Wonder Woman.

Director: Angela Robinson
Stars: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Stars: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Set over one summer, the film follows precocious 6-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Director: Sean Baker
Stars: Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Novitiate (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in the early 1960s and during the era of Vatican II, a young woman in training to become a nun struggles with issues of faith, the changing church and sexuality.

Director: Margaret Betts
Stars: Dianna Agron, Margaret Qualley, Julianne Nicholson
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.

Director: Bharat Nalluri
Stars: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Walter White
...
Ted Lancaster
...
Bertha Lancaster
Zanete Shadwick ...
Irene Lancaster
...
Irwin Freidman
...
Mrs. Richmond
...
...
Zora Neale Hurston
Edit

Storyline

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Live Hard. Fight Harder. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexuality, violence and some strong language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Маршалл  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,000,805, 15 October 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,377,614, 11 December 2017
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

From 2005 to 2008 director Reginald Hudlin wrote the Marvel comic book Black Panther. Star Chadwick Boseman played Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War and set to play the character in several more Marvel Studios films. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Marshall is shown dropping some coins into a pay phone in Mississippi to call Friedman in Connecticut to see what the verdict in the case was. Although that's how it would have happened 20 or 30 years later, in 1941, it would have involved first calling Central, who would have than called a hub which would have established a trunk line to New York City, and so on. The whole process might have taken all day to make that long distance call. See more »

Soundtracks

Marshall V. Friedman
Written by Marcus Miller
Performed by Marcus Miller Featuring Wynton Marsalis
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Chadwick Boseman - Certified Biopic Star
13 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

I hate to say most, but there's a lot of biopics that are very formulaic in nature. And come to think of it, every genre deals with that issue. I can acknowledge that it's immensely hard to make a film that feels fresh and relevant at the same time. But I think the reason I tend to feel this way about biopics is because a lot of them seem to be directly aimed for the Oscar audience. And while that could be the case with Marshall, it's nothing less than a delightful film to watch.

As with so many biopics, the main reason Marshall succeeds is Chadwick Boseman's unsurprisingly good turn as the famous lawyer, Thurgood Marshall. Whether or not Thurgood was this way in real life, I absolutely loved the sheer display of confidence in Boseman's portrayal. It was almost to the point of cockiness, without being arrogant. It's that balance that made me appreciate what this man brought to the table.

Of course, there's also the dynamic of having a story that is still relevant to this day. Not only are people of color still discriminated, underestimated, and not believed in the court of law, but the idea of pitting race against race in the courtroom is something that is still unfortunately an issue today. So in a way, it was disheartening to watch the injustices happening throughout Marshall, as we know they are far from being over in the 1940's, but it's always nice to see something stick up for their people no matter what time period they are from.

Boseman isn't the only one who gives a good performance as Josh Gad, Sterling K. Brown, Kate Hudson, James Cromwell, and a few others give valuable turns as their respected characters. I think my only issue with the film is that it ultimately felt very safe. I'm not one to know how these real life cases played out, but Marshall definitely feels like it took a guarded approach to the subject matter. Because of that, you can appeal to a mass audience, but I don't know that it was as detailed or thorough that it needed to be. Don't get me wrong, Marshall is a powerful film, but I think it could have taken an even further step forward into that realm.

8.2/10


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Paul Scheer lets us in on a secret in The Disaster Artist and answers your questions. Plus, we explore the origins of midnight movies and take a look at IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch the show