Movie Review: Get On Up

Get On Up (2014)

dir. Tate Taylor

This messy and occasionally inventive biopic stars Chadwick Boseman as “the godfather of soul” James Brown.  The film has strong supporting performances by Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, and Dan Aykroyd.  Although it attempts to do something new in the genre, it mostly sticks to rote generic beats.

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