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BOJANGLES

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Bojangles

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
101 minutes
performer:
Gregory Hines, Kimberly Elise, Savion Glover, Maria Ricossa, Peter Riegert
director:
Joseph Sargent
distributor:
Showtime Networks Inc.
author:
Robert P. Johnson, Richard Wesley
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C-

During his several dance numbers, Hines at least looks the part of groundbreaking vaudevillian Bill ”Bojangles” Robinson. But all that hoofing does little to enliven a drearily conventional biopic that merely skims the surface of Bojangles’ life story yet still manages to plod. Apparently trying to inject some style and/or substance, director Joseph Sargent contrives numerous opportunities for his actors to look into the camera and tell us things we already know. Just what this movie needs: something else to slow it down.