Roman J. Israel, Esq. [Blu-ray]

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is suddenly disrupted. When he is recruited to join a firm led by ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion for equal rights (Carmen Ejogo) – a turbulent series of events ensues, which will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.

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  1. Watch Denzel Inhabit this Character! Roman J. Israel, Esq. has been doing brilliant behind-the-scenes research for his law partner for 26 years. Three weeks ago the partner had a stroke and is now in a vegetative state; the executor for his law firm has been summoned. Our movie opens with Mr. Israel dictating the text of a lawsuit in which Roman J. Israel, the prosecutor, is suing Roman J. Israel, the defendant, for breaking the law. Now we are interested.Writer/director Dan Gilroy (“Nightcrawler”) has custom…

  2. 3 1/2 stars for a good film and a great performance by Denzel Washington Theater review. Possible spoilers. This is director Dan Gilroy’s sophomore effort coming after the excellent “Nightcrawler” from 2014. It features Denzel Washington in one of his best performances. Washington plays a behind-the-scenes lawyer who works for a well-known icon specializing in low budget cases. The small 3-person firm, deeply in debt, falls into chaos when the head of the firm has a heart attack. We never see him other than hooked up to tubes in a hospital room…

  3. 3.5 stars… “I am tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful” “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” (2017 release; 129 min.) brings the fictional story of the title character. As the movie opens, it appears that Roman is preparing a legal filing, where he is both plaintiff and defendant! Huh? We then go back to “Three Weeks Earlier”, and we get to know Roman, as his life’s circumstances are about to change drastically. Having worked “like the man behind the curtains” in a 2 lawyer criminal defense law firm, Roman’s law partner suffers a heart…

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