Roman J. Israel, Esq.

This is a movie review which was an offering by Amazon Prime Video and something I was looking forward to considering Denzel Washington was playing the lead character and I wasn’t left disappointed. The movie has a rating of 6.4 on IMDB and I believe that it should be a few notches higher than it is because the Writer-Director Dan Gilroy has come up with an intriguing subject matter and a complexity of characters and situations to ultimately deliver a compelling storyline with a contemporary feel all in all.

Denzel Washington, Dan Gilroy, Crime, Drama
Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Roman J. Israel, played by Denzel Washington is your idealistic Defence Attorney who experiences several jolts in a short span of time which results in him making drastic decisions which have extreme repercussions. Roman is ably supported by a character George Pierce played by Colin Farrell who is an extremely successful lawyer with his own firm.

The world over, what makes the realms of newsprint and propels the media towards is a lot of negativity which is somehow glazed over when projecting across to a global audience. However, Roman J. Israel exposes the dark underbelly of the US justice system and tries to project a Utopian view or the larger picture and definitely manages to strike a chord.

A definite recommend to movie aficionados of all ages particularly for the powerhouse performance by the lead character and the backing of the others in front of the camera but the real winner is the story.

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