Hidden Figures – Insipring Tale of Adversity to Achieve Greatness

Hidden Figures, a captivating cinematic masterpiece, delves into the untold story of the remarkable three African descent women. They played pivotal roles in America’s space program during the tumultuous 1960s. Directed by Theodore Melfi, this inspiring tale showcases a perfect blend of historical accuracy, heartwarming performances and a triumphant celebration of courage and intellect.

Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) is a gifted mathematician and human computer trying to carve out a role in the Space Test Group. Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) is a leader of the coloured computers. She wants both the supervisor title she deserves and to survive the transition to IBM’s mechanical computers. Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), who is trying to overcome discriminatory policies. She wants to become NASA’s first female engineer. These three women met challenges in the workplace. Then they return home to tackle more struggles, the African descent were fighting nationwide.


This Hidden Figures brings on an array of emotions throughout its run time. From delightful happiness, laughter, anger, and much more. Overall, it was a pure delight and feel-good film to watch and enjoy. The story is empowering to see what these three women overcame during their life. They stopped at nothing to achieve what they set their minds to.
The strength of Hidden Figures lies in its masterful storytelling. It adeptly balance the struggles faced by the three women in their professional and personal lives. The script, based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. She brilliantly weaves together historical facts and captivating character arcs. The narratives make it both engaging and informative.
The Hidden Figures is brilliant, sensitive and funny at the same time. It touches many different issues. Segregation in the 60s, women rights, motherhood, racism, solidarity, physics, maths, and spaceships.


In Hidden Figures Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe were all wonderful in their roles. They bring the specific personalities to their characters. The supporting cast, led by Kevin Costner as Al Harrison and Jim Parsons as Paul Stafford, deliver compelling performances. They add depth to the narrative in highlighting the challenges faced by these women in a male-dominated space program.

In conclusion, Hidden Figures stands as an extraordinary cinematic achievement. It educates, entertains and inspires. It leads the audience with a sense of admiration for the extraordinary minds that reshared the history.

My Rating: 4/5
Review by Aqib Raza

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