Hidden Figures

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Inspiring true story of African American women at NASA.

PG 2016 126 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 58 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 78 reviews

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age 10+

Such a wonderful story

This movie does a really good job of showcasing the work these woman made and the impact it had in their lives. It’s a must see.

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age 10+

A great start...

This film centers three Black women and their pivotal roles in the US Race for Space program. The scenes of the women experiencing racism at the workplace are difficult to stomach. it is clear the film is trying to make a larger point and it definitely makes it...over and over and over. The film cannot decide if it wants to address structural racism or individual prejudices as they occur day to day. Plus there's all the sexism. It is a lot to cram in. But it is a joy to see Monae, Butler, and Henson onscreen taking their time. There should be more examples of this.

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