Get On Up

2014, Movie, PG-13, 138 mins

Cradle-to-grave biopics, especially those for musicians, are often catnip for Oscar voters. Ray and Walk the Line earned trophies for their leading actor and actress, respectively, and if nothing else, Tate Taylorís James Brown biopic Get On Up will get Chadwick Boseman in the conversation for various nominations. Sadly, like those other examples, the acting here is better than the movie.


Forgoing a straightforward chronological approach, Taylor and screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth skip around in time. They start the film in 1988 with one of the very best scenes, in which an addled Brown has ...

Released: 2014 Rated: PG-13 Length: 138 mins

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