Title: Roman J. Israel Esq.
Year Of Release: 2017
Review Date: June 30, 2018
Running time: 122 minutes
Box Office Gross: $12,400,000
Site Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
"Roman J. Israel Esq." stars Denzel Washington as a savant attorney, of the
same name as the film's title, who is socially awkward. He does a significant
amount of pro bono work. He questions the methods of the justice system, as so
many criminals go free.
He works on a monumental legal brief with the aim of
reforming the court system. When the small firm he works for gets into financial
difficulties, Israel compromises his values in doing something he should not for
money. It sends him down a terrible path.
"Roman J. Israel Esq." is a great film. Washington delivered one of his best
performances in this movie. It was worthy of an Academy Award, not just the
nomination he received.
"Roman J. Israel Esq." struggled at the box office. Sony
did not market or promote this film correctly and it flopped as a result of
their failures in this regard.