Get on Up

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  138 min.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
DVD: January 6, 2015

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
based on 44 votes and 19 reviews
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Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd


A biographical drama following the story of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, showing his rise from poverty to extreme success. It shows how he rose from an impoverished childhood to become a world famous and highly influential R&B musician with hits in the 1960s and '70s, becoming one of the most influential musical figures of the 20th century.

Director: Tate Taylor
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins, Victoria Pearman, Mick Jagger
Screenplay: Steve Baigelman, Jez Butterworth, John Butterworth
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  • 5 stars "This movie is amazing. It is just how things happened and shocking info on James Brown. It will have you laughing. An all around great film. I saw it at the theater."
  • 5 stars "Excellent Actor good music"
  • 2 stars "Chadwick Boseman's performance was Oscar-worthy. However, the movie lacked any continuity and cohesion. I blame the director for screwing up a good story to tell."