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Ray

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Ray

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
152 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/29/04
performer:
Jamie Foxx, Curtis Armstrong, Warwick Davis, Regina King, Sharon Warren, Kerry Washington
director:
Taylor Hackford
distributor:
Universal
author:
Robert Eisele, Taylor Hackford, James L. White, Jimmy White
genre:
Biography, Drama

We gave it an A-

Jamie Foxx, in a brilliant performance, feels his way into every groove and tremor of Ray Charles. Ray has a sprawling episodic structure that’s a bit lumpy, but it’s driven by the primal excitement of rock-and-soul at the moment of its discovery. Ray’s demons and temptations are portrayed without apology, as the expression of a man wired not to compromise his will.