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- Chadwick Boseman

Overview - Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (THE HELP). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (THE HELP). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (FAIR GAME).

Cast List

Budd Carr
Stephen Goldblatt
Thomas Newman - Composer
Steven Baigelman
Trish Hofmann - Executive producer, THE RUINS
Scott Millan - Sound, GLADIATOR (2000)
Greg P. Russell - SOUND RE-RECORDING
Tom Butterworth - Screenwriter, BIRTHDAY GIRL (2001)
Margaret Yen - Music supervisor
Jason King - Special Effects
Tricia Miles
Mr. X Inc.
Cleta Ellington
Tate Taylor
Aakomon "AJ" Jones
Lex D. Geddings
John-Henry Butterworth
Rena DeAngelo
Technicolor - Visual Effects
Martin Hesselink
Clyde Jones
Fred Melamed - Actor
Michael Papajohn
Lee Quinones - NYC graffiti artist
Brandon Smith
Julius Tennon - Star, THE ARCHITECT (2006)
Dan Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Daniel Edward Aykroyd - Writer/Director/Actor
Keith Robinson - Actor, THIS CHRISTMAS
John Benjamin Hickey - American Supporting Actor
Josh Hopkins - American actor, SWINGTOWN
Allison Janney - Actress, BIG NIGHT
Aunjanue Ellis - Actress
Lennie James - actor
James DuMont
Jason Davis - Voice Actor, RECESS: SCHOOL'S OUT (2001)
Viola Davis - Actress, NIGHTS IN RODANTHE, FAR FROM HEAVEN
Stacey Scowley
J.D. Evermore
Craig Robinson - American actor, THE OFFICE
Dionne Renee
Jill Scott - Singer/actress
Nelsan Ellis - Actor, THE EXPRESS
Sandra Denise
Jim Gleason
Billy Slaughter
Ahna O'Reilly
Tariq Trotter - Actor/Musician, BROOKLYN BABYLON (2000)
Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter - Actor/Musician, BROOKLYN BABYLON (2000)
Black Thought - Actor/Musician, BROOKLYN BABYLON (2000)
Aloe Blacc
Nick Eversman
Tika Sumpter
Chadwick Boseman
Ambrya Underwood
Carol Lee
Hunter Burke
Kirk Bovill
Corey Sorenson
Aaron Jay Rome
Phyllis Montana-Leblanc
Cariella Smith
Liz Mikel
Antonius Charles
Donald Watkins
Jamarion Scott
Jordan Scott - Actor, ;
Atkins Estimond
Matt Thompson - Actor
Denzel Reed
Taura Cherne
Jacinte Blankenship
Sheldon Frett
Mario J. Radford
Joe Blankenship - Actor
Randy Smith - Actor
Alvin Edney II
Adrien Scott Robinson
Elliott June Rogers
Jamell Richardson
Justin Hall - Actor, ;
David Carzell - Actor, ;
Dominic Thigpen
Heather Bland
Kenita Coleman
Jadtrl Christina Heard - Actor
Marc Innis
Naomi James - Actor
Bri Kraft
Lindsey Legros
Chioma Osiah
Jennifer Marie Slaughter
Sharmaine Tate
Khadijah Wilson
Octavia L. Spencer

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 139
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 025192230271
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 2016

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Musicians
Biographical

 
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Reviews:
4 stars out of 5 -- "Energising, stylish and engrossing....Boseman is brilliant..." - 11/14/2014 Empire


3 stars out of 5 -- "The music is -- as you’d expect -- sensational, and the production design elegantly conveys the radical shifts in period." - 11/17/2014 Total Film


"Chadwick Boseman is charismatic as Brown -- a violent, manipulative perfectionist who is emotionally disconnected from those around him. The script, by British playwright Jez Butterworth and his brother John-Henry, is driving, constant, fluid." - 11/21/2014 Uncut


"Boseman's nuanced performance hints at a transformation from cocky extrovert into a shark-like businessman who's as much a performer offstage as on it." - 10/01/2014 Sight and Sound


3 stars out of 4 -- "Boseman tears into the role like a man possessed. You can't take your eyes off him." - 07/31/2014 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "The musical numbers, with Brown's remixed vocals and Boseman re-creating his signature dance moves, are mesmerizing." - 07/31/2014 USA Today


"The best thing the movie has going for it is Chadwick Boseman's live-wire channeling of Brown. With his gravity-defying pompadour, raspy jive patter, and quicksilver shimmy-slide dance steps, the 42 star sweats through a two-hour funk workout…" - 08/11/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "It’s the powerful, raw, energized performance by Chadwick Boseman that makes this film worth seeing." - 07/31/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


"[GET ON UP] thrillingly captures the frenzy of Brown’s music, and the forces driving that frenzy, both musical and personal." - 08/01/2014 New York Times


"Many of Brown's most celebrated appearances are re-created in all their funk and glory…" - 07/31/2014 Wall Street Journal


"[With] a star performance by Chadwick Boseman that's little short of heroic…" - 07/31/2014 Los Angeles Times


"[Boseman] lets it loose in a firehose of charisma, determination, fury and unbridled funkiness." - 08/01/2014 Washington Post


"[O]ne thing that’s faultless is its star, Chadwick Boseman, who plays Brown from age 16 to 60 with a dexterity and invention worthy of his subject." - 07/28/2014 Variety

 
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