Roman J. Israel, Esq. movie poster

Janet's TAKE: Although Roman J. Israel, Esq. doesn't break any new ground in law dramas, Denzel Washington's multi-layered portrayal is the reason to see this film. B-

Washington is
fascinating to watch even as the plot starts to disintegrate. #RomanIsraelMovie

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career. Colin Farrell costars as the ambitious, monied lawyer who recruits Roman to his firm. - Columbia Pictures

Rating:  PG-13 for language and some violence
Running Time: 129 minutes

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