Roman J. Israel, Esq Blu-ray Review – A Fabulous Legal Drama

Next up on my look at Denzel Washington movies is the 2017 legal drama Roman J. Israel, Esq. Unfortunately the film is not available on Blu-ray in the UK. You can however obtain a region free release via Amazon. This is one film I think you are going to want to see.

So without further ado here’s Roman J. Israel, Esq blu-ray review.

  • Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017)
  • Genre: Drama
  • Directed by Dan Gilroy
  • UK Rating N/A
  • Discs: 1
  • Released By Sony Pictures
Roman J. Israel, Esq Blu-ray Review


Roman J. Israel is a lawyer at a small law firm at which he only earns $500 a week. He does most of the background work but rarely goes to court. However following the death of his business partner he is left looking for job. Roman is a guy that only wants to do what is right in the world.

Money is not a motivating factor, however when faced with the fact he only has one job offer he is forced to join the corporate way of operating. Clearly Roman’s way and the tough corporate law firm aren’t suited; surely something’s going to have to give.

Style / Direction

The films directed by Dan Gilroy whilst the cinematography is handled by Robert Elswit.

Music / Audio Effects

The music score comes from James Newton Howard.

Acting / Characters

Let me simply say this, Denzel Washington is fantastic as Roman J. Israel. Washington totally transforms himself into a character you have never seen him take on. Trust me you need to see this film.


  • Denzel Washington as Roman J. Israel
  • Colin Farrell as George Pierce
  • Carmen Ejogo as Maya Alston
  • Shelley Hennig as Olivia Reed
  • Lynda Gravatt as Vernita Wells
  • Amanda Warren as Lynn Jackson (niece)
  • Hugo Armstrong as Fritz Molinar
  • Sam Gilroy as Connor Novick
  • Tony Plana as Jesse Salinas
  • DeRon Horton as Derrell Ellerbee
  • Amari Cheatom as Carter Johnson

Conclusion: Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) Film Review

Every now and then a film comes along that really surprises you in a good way. The Shawshank Redemption is an example. Well Roman J. Israel, Esq is another you can add to that list. I doubt many will have seen it but it’s one you really do need to watch.

This is Denzel Washington like you have never seen him before and he’s amazing. The film itself is riveting and compelling as many other reviews have already stated. I really do urge you to find the time to see Roman J. Israel, Esq.

In essence Roman J. Israel is a guy we really wish there were more of but that’s not to say he’s immune to the lure of wealth and luxury.

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Conclusion: Roman J. Israel, Esq Blu-ray Review

The film released in 2017 and therefore the image quality looks perfect. The extras strike the right balance of being short but interesting. Expect plenty of interviews with Denzel Washington and the filmmakers.


  • Denzel Washington: Becoming Roman (6 mins)
  • The Making of Roman J. Israel, Esq (10 mins)
  • Colin Farrell: Dicovering George (5 mins)
  • Deleted Scenes

Popcorn Cinema Rating: Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017)





Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) Blu-ray is available now from Amazon.

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Roman J. Israel, Esq Blu-ray Review

Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may not representative of the blu-ray version

That concludes my Roman J. Israel, Esq blu-ray review, I’m aiming to review at least one Denzel Washington film a week. What’s next? Check back soon…

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Summary: Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017) Blu-ray Review
Roman J. Israel, Esq Blu-ray Review

Movie title: Roman J. Israel, Esq (2017)

Duration: 122 mins

Director(s): Dan Gilroy

Actor(s): Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Shelley Hennig, Lynda Gravatt

Genre: Drama

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Everyone needs to see Roman J. Israel, Esq


  • Denzel Washington
  • Great Story
  • Amazing Acting


  • No UK Blu-ray Release