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Chadwick Boseman Chadwick Boseman
James Brown
Nelsan Ellis Nelsan Ellis
Bobby Byrd
Dan Aykroyd Dan Aykroyd
Ben Bart
Viola Davis Viola Davis
Susie Brown
Lennie James Lennie James
Joe Brown
Fred Melamed Fred Melamed
Syd Nathan
Craig Robinson Craig Robinson
Maceo Parker
Jill Scott Jill Scott
DeeDee Brown


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Jez Butterworth Jez Butterworth
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John-Henry Butterworth John-Henry Butterworth
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7 years, 4 months ago at Aug 25 17:39
Chadwick Boseman was amazing in 42. As a young and fairly new actor it can be hard to make a name for yourself. He doesn't seem to have any sort of trouble with that. The fact that he is also playing a legend such as James Brown gives him even more cinema cred. He is also supported with an amazing cast of some hard hitters. Boseman proves acting is his calling again with an amazing performance. He... read more

A good movie

1 year, 9 months ago at Apr 13 7:12
Since I have always been a fan of James Brown, I was quite eager to check this flick. As a matter of fact, one of the very first CD's I bought as a kid was a James Brown CD (to be honest, I don't have it anymore and, nowadays, I don't have anything from this artist which is quite a shame). Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it turned out to be a decent biopic, no more and no less than that. ... read more
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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.
Release date: 1 August 2014
Tags: Biography (5), Music (5), 2014 (5), Drama (4), Biopic (4), Soul (2), Usa (2), Funk (2), James Brown (2), 2010s (2), Streaming (1), Singers (1), Box Office Flop (1), 50s (1), Musicians (1), Singer (1), Infinity (1), Poverty (1), 60s (1), UK (1)
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A good movie

“Since I have always been a fan of James Brown, I was quite eager to check this flick. As a matter of fact, one of the very first CD's I bought as a kid was a James Brown CD (to be honest, I don't have it anymore and, nowadays, I don't have anything from this artist which is quite a shame). Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it turned out to be a decent biopic, no more and no less than that. Indeed, after Jackie Robinson, Chadwick Boseman played here another African-American icon, he delivered another really strong performance and only for him, it is worth checking the damned thing. Concerning the rest of the movie, I obviously loved the soundtrack but everything else, especially the directing, was borderline underwhelming or, at best, pretty generic. For example, one thing that serio” read more

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