Highly Suspect Reviews: Roman J. Israel, Esq

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In this new film from the writer/director of Nightcrawler, Denzel Washington plays a lawyer. Not the slick and fancy, expensive suit kind. The kind that that other lawyer has working for him doing all the research work. The kind who hasn’t bought even a new suit in 30 years. The kind with heart, drive, and unshakable belief in doing what’s right. So, yeah, the kind that doesn’t really exist. He’s hidden away from the world until his partner unexpectedly ups and dies and he finds himself thrust into the real world, having his 60’s idealism met with a new generation that has learned not to share his viewpoint. Will he conform, or will he wither away? Chris and Elliot (our resident lawyer) discuss this film at length and I think our verdict will surprise you.


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