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Get On Up (Fathom)

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A chronicle of James Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

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Jul 30, 2014

Taylor’s film so egregiously picks and chooses from Brown’s life that the result is a holey and unsatisfying document that fails to give due respect to much of the singer’s life (especially the more unsavory stuff).

Kate Erbland
Jul 28, 2014

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

Metacritic review by Sheri Linden
Sheri Linden
The Hollywood Reporter
Jul 28, 2014

Get on Up belongs, as it must, to Boseman, who delivers the kind of charisma, showmanship, sex appeal, and tireless energy that allows us to believe him as the Hardest Working Man in Show Business.

Metacritic review by Alonso Duralde
Alonso Duralde