Here are the Rotten Tomatoes scores, weekend Box Office Mojo rankings and my qualitative rating:
Reviewers Audiences Weekend My Rating
Gold 40 52 10 Okay, surprise ending
Hidden Figures 93 94 3 Okay, deserving
Elle 89 76 37 Okay, erotic
The 23rd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday selected as best film Hidden Figures. The three featured ladies, Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae were also honored. Mahershala Ali, who won for Male Actor in a Supporting Role for the movie Moonlight, is in the cast. Jim Parsons from Big Bang Theory has a wasted role and Kevin Costner again played the good guy. My sense is that SAG went overboard on correcting for color, so I don't see Hidden Figures encroaching too much into La La Land at the Oscars on February 26.
Isabelle Huppert is the Meryl Steep of France with a record 15 nominations for the Cesars (the French Oscar) and one win. Huppert has already upset Natalie Portman by being selected Best Drama Actress at the Golden Globes this year. This is Paul Verhoeven's first film in a decade. The movie garnered eleven nominations for the Cesars.