Marshall is a solid courtroom melodrama elevated by Boseman’s towering performance and its own timely-as-ever subject matter.

Years before he became the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was a rabble-rousing lawyer traveling the country for the NAACP. In the year 1940, Marshall found himself headed to the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, to defend one Joseph Spell (Sterling K. Brown): a black chauffeur accused of raping, kidnapping, and attempting to murder his employer’s wife Eleanor Strubing (Kate Hudson), a Greenwich socialite.

Upon arriving in Bridgeport, Marshall and the NAACP recruit Sam Friedman (Josh Gad) – a Jewish insurance lawyer who would rather steer clear of Spell’s case – to help get Marshall set up to handle Spell’s defense alone. However, the judge overseeing Spell’s ...

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