Director: Dan Gilroy. Cast: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo. 122 min. Rated PG-13. Crime/Drama.
Pure-hearted idiot-savant, more focus on idiot than savant, who acts as a behind-the-scenes law firm "esquire" (i.e., official nobody), finds himself exposed to the real world (filth included) when his front-runner partner is incapacitated by a heart attack. The amount of naivete this character displays makes it difficult to imagine how he made it this far, not only in law, but in life; and while through transformative changes in mannerisms and gait, Washington makes great strides at delivering an interesting ‘loser’ persona, the strong commanding "Denzel look" still creeps out from behind those eyeglasses. Not sure that was the intention.