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Roman J Israel, Esq.

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The pic is 'Michael Clayton' meets 'The Verdict', a legal thriller set in Los Angeles. Washington plays a hard nosed liberal lawyer named Roman J. Israel who has been fighting the good fight forever while others take the credit. When his partner, the firm's front man, has a heart attack, Israel suddenly takes on that role. He finds out some unsettling things about what the crusading law firm as done that run afoul of his values of helping the poor and dispossessed, and finds himself in existential crisis that leads to extreme action.

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Based on 18 Roman J Israel, Esq. reviews, Roman J Israel, Esq. gets an average review score of 66.
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www.ign.comCinema
The great Roman J. Israel, Esq. features one of Denzel Washington's best performances.
88d ago
B+/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
There’s never been a Denzel Washington performance like this one, and there’s never been a protagonist quite like Roman J. Israel.
88d ago
B/A+
ew.comCinema
Denzel Washington is great in the less-great Roman J. Israel, Esq.
88d ago
4/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
A nervy, compelling performance from the Oscar-winning actor dominates this unconventional morality play from the writer/director of Nightcrawler.
88d ago
3/4
www.rollingstone.comCinema
"You've never seen him like this," Travers writes of "awards-caliber" Washington as a brilliant, on-the-spectrum activist attorney in legal thriller.
88d ago
B-/A+
theplaylist.netCinema
These are obvious questions that you think Gilroy would easily address or avoid, but strangely doesn’t. So, excuse us as we continue to try to wrap our head around all of this. ...
88d ago
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Roman J Israel, Esq. release date for Cinema February 2, 2018 3 Weeks Ago (UK)
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