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Incredible! Outstanding! Very moving and inspiring! Jennifer Hudson deserve an academy award for her portrayal of Aretha! Definitely a must see!! 👏

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Michelle S
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Her songs take on a new perspective, after learning what ignited most of her hits.

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MsBarbara A
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Great movie, Jennifer Hudson gave the best performance of a lifetime portraying the Icon Aretha Franklin. Forest Whittaker was outstanding. I wish Mary J Blige character had few more scenes. She was fantastic. Overall great movie...Movie Of The Year. RESPECT!

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This is the type of message this world needs today, even in death Aretha Franklins message is very much still alive! Very inspiring! Jennifer Hudson, I think you will add your second Academy Award on your mantel.

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Diana A
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This was AMAZING! I learned so much about Aretha Franklin and all she went through in her life. Jennifer Hudson did a fantastic job! I would see it again, and again...

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Diana S
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Jennifer Hudson did a very great job but I expected the movie to be better overall. It was okay, not as powerful and moving as I thought that it would be.

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Great Singing performance

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Vincent C
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i had such high hopes for this movie but it bombed

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martha C
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Just the right mix of young, gifted, and beautiful

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LaSonya T
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Excellent music and script Jennifer and marlon were outstanding

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Carmen J
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Totally Amazing ‼️‼️ Jennifer Hudson be Oscar Readyyy🌟 hunni...she did that! Aretha Franklin our Queen👑

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Delores S
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Hudson, Mary J and Whittaker were great. l really did not know how badly her life had been, but survived all odds especially in earlier times.

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doris A
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Music Frees you. Do not give up when life brings you down

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Patryce G
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A beautiful Movie I truly enjoyed it me and my auntie we loved it

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Kandy R
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RESPECT will most definitely win a Oscar!! The movie was incredible that I could watch it again

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Aysia W
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I can not get in side the theater they are close the door.

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Witchawin C
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Hudson nailed it. Great movie...

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Nik L
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3.5 Stars. Pretty Good. went on a little long

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David A
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Very well done. Jennifer Hudson rocked this movie!!!!!

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Robin R
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This movie here is one of the most exciting must see show in a long time! Jennifer Hudson was truly Epic!! She deserves every award there is for this one!! I cried and sang at the same time!!

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Shernette H
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Respect is great. Jennifer Hudson is amazing. I cried several times.

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Keith H
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I Was in tears

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Fathia A
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It was quite musical but also moved slowly in plot and dialogue.

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Violeta G
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What a great movie! #Hudsational..love her in this movie..its a must see 👀.

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latrice A
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I liked the TV version better

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Mocha K
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Great acting, but not a stand out biopic!!

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Melisss S
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it was good movie

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PERETHA T
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As a departure from all the war/ action/ adventure movies, it was a breath of fresh air, but sadly, it was also formulaic and way too safe. Aretha Franklin’s life was filled with pain inflicted on her largely by men, but clearly the producers of this movie didn’t want to make men look bad. This is a film that needed to be made by Angelina Jolie or Robin Wright Penn - women who are unflinchingly fearless and not afraid to show the pure evil that men are capable of. Very disappointed in this movie. Far too glossy.

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Robin B
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#boring

Was looking forward to seeing this movie and boy what a dud! Movie was so disappointing and couldn’t wait for it to end!

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Daniel J
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I clapped. I mourned. I stood. I rocked.

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Monique B
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Sad but eventually inspiring

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dorothy V
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Not my type of film, but still enjoyable! Needs more gunshots and explosions!

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Josh W
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It was ok

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Olu A
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Excellent Movie! Breathtaking to say the least! Priceless and best acting ever by Jennifer Hudson and Forrest Whitaker! My husband and I loved it! We are planning on seeing it again😊

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Sheila B D
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SUCH AN AMAZING MOVIE. HAD ME TAPPING MY FEET, BROUGHT ME TO TEARS 3 TIMES. WELL FILMED. RIP ARETHA.

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Vanessa B
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deserves awards!

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Rebeca S
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This movie was truly amazing. Jennifer Hudson did a phenomenal job as the great Aretha Franklin. I hope this movie wins an Oscar!

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Kenny M
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Horrible

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Dakeya D
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Good entertainment for a microcosm of "The Queens "life

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James B
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Amazing movie!

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Michelle G
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Nice Jennifer singing Aretha’s songs movie

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M D
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I miss I didn't get to see it I bought the tickets but I was still at work

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Nyeca W
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the movie speaks for itself

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jack W
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I love it

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Davy S. T
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Amazinggg

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Carlos U
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Jennifer Hudson killed it! She made you feel every single song!

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Alexander M
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Rest In Peace Aretha and thank you to the fast for bringing her life story to the big screen.

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This movie was everything and more a must watch

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Tiffany M
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It was lit

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Andre R
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Jennifer Hudson is outstanding.

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Lyle B

Metacritic

60
Aug 12, 2021

Earnest to a fault, Respect spells out a handsome tribute to Aretha Franklin, with Jennifer Hudson and her peerless singing pipes as its formidable anchor. Yet this biography never fully sparks to life, as the Queen of Soul fights in episodic fashion to establish and later protect her musical legacy from the domineering men in her life.

Brian Lowry
CNN
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Aug 8, 2021

A powerful account of self-actualization spanning 20 formative years, Liesl Tommy’s biopic is also an intimate gift of love, rich in complexity, spirituality, Black pride and feminist grit rooted not in didactic speeches but in authentic experience. The ageless music, of course, is the galvanizing force, but it’s the personal struggle behind it that makes the story so affecting.

Metacritic review by David Rooney
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
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Aug 8, 2021

There’s no question that director Liesl Tommy and star Jennifer Hudson have approached this project with reverence, hoping to highlight the late singer’s importance both as a cultural figure and a symbol of her era. But the cliches that usually attend such biopics — specifically, the need to simplify an individual’s demons and traumas into easily digestible dramatic beats — are especially frustrating here, leaving this overly earnest picture lacking the vibrancy of its dynamic subject.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily