The three leading ladies of Hidden Figures portray these historic roles with aplomb, and without them the film would surely had failed. This, of course speaks volumes of the actress’ skills—and certainly isn’t done with intent to diminish the skill of the supporting cast—but also speaks of how the film lacked in quality in other areas. Altough the story deftly handles a difficult moment in American history, some moments feel very wrote and heavy handed, and the direction, score, and cinematography are good, but never great.