Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Sep 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Biopic of James Brown’s rise to musical power.
My Take on it – Musical legends all have great stories behind how they achieved that lofty status and Hollywood loves to make biopics of their lives trying to show that it isnt all rainbows and unicorns on their way to the top.
Unfortunately, they don’t all work the way they should.
I felt that this incoherently jumped around too much and too fast not giving us enough time to fully digest the important milestones in Brown’s life.
Chatwick Boseman effectively channels Brown and it’s quite easy to forget that we aren’t seeing the real singer on screen.
I wish that the story would have been more cohesive insteas of feeling like unrelated snippets of a great singer’s life.
Bottom Line – Somewhat mediocre biopic that doesn’t ferl as if it does Brown enough justice in the same way that other musical biopics have succeeded.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
Check out my *updated* movie stats here
To see my reviews of Oscar Winning Performances check out this link
To see my reviews of all Oscar Best Picture Winners click here (now complete)
Here is a link to my movie index A-Z