Get On Up

Get On Up

Get On Up

Chronicle of funk legend James Brown, his rise from poverty to become the Godfather of Soul and one of music's most influential artists. From the director of The Help. Chadwick Boseman (42) plays Brown, starring alongside Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd and Craig Robinson.

2014Rating: M, Mature themes, violence, sex scene, drug use and coarse language139 minsUSA
DramaMusicTrue Story & Biography

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Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Get On Up is at once the most unconventional biopic I’ve ever seen, and a shaggy composite of all of them. The only real difference is James Brown - but what a difference James Brown makes.

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Variety

Variety

Boseman is an empathic presence, and nothing he does smacks of mimicry.

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Time Out

Time Out

So much of Get on Up is uncannily perfect... You have to see this thing.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It whirls and does splits and jumps, with leaps around in time and changes in tempo that are jarring and abrupt and that usually feel just right.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

The energy never flags, the film conveys a deep love of Brown’s music (which fills almost every scene), and Boseman remains magnetic whether onstage or in quiet moments.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

When Boseman shows us Brown doing his thing onstage, the movie comes alive.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In Chadwick Boseman, it has a galvanic core, a performance that transcends impersonation and reverberates long after the screen goes dark.

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