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Movie Review: Hidden Figures

“Meet the women you don’t know. Behind the mission you do.”

When I first read the movie title ‘Hidden Figures’, I thought the movie title suggests finding some hidden patterns or mathematical formulas, and the movie is certainly related to maths. Because the movie suggestion came from my maths subject lead. I was not so interested in watching this movie when I have a lot of other entertaining options. But after watching it, I am glad I watched it and realized the movie is different than what I was thinking.


  • My Rating: 8.5/10
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by: Ted Melfi
  • Written By: Allison Schroeder, Ted Melfi
  • In theaters: Jan 06, 2017 Wide
  • On Disc/Streaming: Apr 11, 2017
  • Box Office: $169,385,416
  • Runtime: 127 minutes
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Hidden Figure is a movie based on true events. It is a story about three female African American mathematicians who worked at NASA during the space race going on with Russia. They were playing a pivotal role in astronaut’s rocket lunch into orbit. Meanwhile, they also have to deal with racial and gender discrimination work. But the success comes to their hands because of their determination to use their mathematician’s knowledge for the greater motive despite being pushed back and again on the base of color and sex.
The movie plot takes us back in time when racial and sexual segregation is national law and discrimination is the most normal part of the American Society. Female African Americans get double disadvantages for being second in citizen and sex. But the knowledge doesn’t discriminate.
Three girls were one of a brilliant mind in NASA, even under difficult circumstances they keep on contributing their knowledge and keep on learning either secretly or being a rebel. Their continuous effort led them to be one of the most important mathematicians of the mission, the astronaut would fly only after her conformation. Meanwhile, they planted a mission against racial and sexual discrimination being the first female African American engineer of country, working ahead for Apollo II mission to the moon, supervising the whole IBM system of NASA; being ‘Hidden Figures’ until then.

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