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Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis




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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).

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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).

Main Cast & Crew

Tate Taylor - Director
Chadwick Boseman
Viola Davis
Octavia Spencer
Nelsan Ellis
Craig Robinson
Keith Robinson
Lennie James
Tika Sumpter
Jill Scott
Dan Aykroyd

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 139
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192230271
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (sexual content, drug use, some strong language, and violent situations)
  • Release Date: January 2015

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Movies > Dramas
Movies > Biography

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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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