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Miles Davis: Horn player, bandleader, innovator. Miles was a singular force of nature, the very embodiment of cool. The central theme of Miles Davis' life, and of this film is Davis' restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. This documentary feature explores archival photos and home movies shot by Miles and his colleagues, his manuscripts and Miles' original paintings, to explore the man behind the music. Featuring interviews with some of the most well-known musicians on the planet, including Jimmy Cobb, Lee Konitz, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, Carlos Santana, The Roots, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers; the film explores why Miles continues to be a relevant voice in today's world.

Cast

  • Ron Carter
  • Jimmy Cobb
  • Stanley Crouch
  • Betty Davis
  • Cheryl Davis
  • Erin Davis
  • Flea
  • Juliette Gréco
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Jimmy Heath

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Gives a great window into something extraordinary and a very unique and beautiful person

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An incredible film about an incredible life...

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Metacritic

70
Aug 26, 2019

For those with only a glancing knowledge or none at all, this is as good an introduction as you could want.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
90
Aug 26, 2019

I highly recommend this decades-spanning, engrossing, hilarious, sad, and informative documentary to all music fans, whether you liked Davis beforehand or not.

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
63
Aug 23, 2019

For either newcomers or fans, the documentary’s cradle-to-grave, talking head approach too readily threatens to take the zip, romance, and funk out of a fascinating subject who would be nothing without those very elements.

Metacritic review by Nick Allen
Nick Allen
RogerEbert.com