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Marshall is based on the incredible true story of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and one of the landmark cases of his life. It follows the young lawyer (Chadwick Boseman) to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer (Kate Hudson). Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer (Josh Gad) and together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and anti-Semitism.
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Critics Consensus: Marshall takes an illuminating, well-acted look at its real-life subject's early career that also delivers as an entertainingly old-fashioned courtroom drama.
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Inspirational, entertaining biopic of a very human hero.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Marshall is a biopic about Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman). He eventually became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court justice, but this movie focuses on one of his earlier court cases. Despite some iffy material, its excellent role models and strong messages about courage, teamwork, and tolerance make it a great movie for families with teens. Expect to see fistfights and beatings, with bloody wounds and bruises. There's also a flashback to a suggested rape, with violent acts against a woman. A fairly mild sex scene includes kissing but no nudity; the main character also kisses his wife and is shown lying with her in bed. Language includes several uses of the "N" word as well as "kike," a use of "f--k," uses of "s--t," and more. Characters drink alcohol in a social context (sometimes to excess), and there's background smoking.
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- Release Date:October 13, 2017
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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