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Get on Up 2014
PG-13

  • Tate Taylor
  • August 1, 2014
  • 139 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Music
The Funk Don't Quit
A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

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Taylor's "Get On Up" tries to be a lot of different things, but it doesn't juggle them well. Brown went through so much in his life that it may have been better to focus on one of these important moments than to throw them all together. What we get is a slow moving and messy film that doesn't always add up to what it could have been. The film ends strongly with a montage that sums up Brown well and a song.

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Just got back from the theater and I have to say that this movie was a big let down. The trailer really got me interested in the movie, but the movie itself was all over the place and the only redeeming was Chadwick Boseman's performance as James Brown.

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