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  • Clip: James talks to his Mom

Movie Info & Cast


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


  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Nelsan Ellis
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Viola Davis
  • Lennie James
  • Fred Melamed
  • Craig Robinson
  • Jill Scott
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Josh Hopkins

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Aug 1, 2014

There is no law requiring a biopic to make “nice” with its subject, but Get On Up, which presents Brown almost entirely unflatteringly except as a performer, makes you wonder why the filmmakers (including Mick Jagger, one of its producers) took the trouble.

Metacritic review by Peter Rainer
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
Aug 1, 2014

Tate Taylor’s film cares less about narrative clarity and more about portraying a life lived between the extremes of sin and grace, between the abject and the sublime. It’s lively, stylized, and genuinely surprising.

Metacritic review by Bilge Ebiri
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine (Vulture)