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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's all a blur, except for the music. That's workin'. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A satisfying combination of great songs and strong dramatic performances. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The film features too little about Berry (an engaging Mos Def), who crosses over to great fame. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Cadillac Records may be a mess dramatically, but it's a wonderful mess, and not just because of the great music. The people who made it must have harbored the notion, almost subversive in a season of so many depressing films, that going out to the movies should be fun. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Brody plays Chess as a slightly crooked but well-meaning musical cheerleader without fully emerging as a character. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are certain films - let's call them Road Map Movies - that drive you directly from point A to point B to point C, with barely a stop for gas. Cadillac Records is such a film: You see all the major landmarks, but how enlightening can a road trip be if you never even get off the highway? show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In watching this film, it's best not to worry much about the film's fidelity to history but rather simply lean back and enjoy one great jam session on film. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Cadillac Records is an account of the Chess story that depends more on music than history, which is perhaps as it should be. The film is a fascinating record of the evolution of a black musical style, and the tangled motives of the white men who had an instinct for it. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    Mos Def makes a terrific Berry, all flash and confidence, and Wright offers a memorably soulful take on Waters, whether he's strutting, singing, suffering or all three. Walker's Howlin' Wolf is a deep-throated, pride-filled bear of a man who dominates the screen. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The film's most memorable performance is by Eamonn Walker, who is scarily good as the singer known as Howlin' Wolf. show more

  • April 12, 2014 carro3l
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    FACTS SCREWED UP...CHUCK BERRY DOING NADINE AND NO PARTICULAR PLACE TO GO IN THE 50'SS..CHECK YOUR FACTS...SONGS WERE WRITTEN WHILE HE WAS LOCKED UP AND RECORDED IN 63/64...WHAT HAPPENED TO OTHER CHESS BROTHER???

  • August 13, 2012 Angela Thomas
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    Great movie. A must see. The songs and characters come to life and make you feel the music as if you were there.

  • August 29, 2011 Rev
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    A great movie, it got me back in touch with the songs I grew up with.

  • August 10, 2011 Barry & Mary
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    A grest movie about the history of music in the U.S.

  • July 16, 2011 tjimdot
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    Caddillac Records is one of my alltime favorites

  • November 23, 2009 poohbabygirl0671
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    beyonce did a good job in thid move she needs 2 do a cd lol

  • March 19, 2009 ray charles
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    Beyoncé Knowles, singing at last for president obama 4 stars

  • January 17, 2009 Tmarjeff
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    This movie was great!!!!!!!!!! The soul of the story hopped into my heart and it made me you fall in love with the passion of the music.

  • January 06, 2009 JUST LJS1
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    I forgot to add my ratings.

  • December 27, 2008 darltk1
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    I forgot to do my rating. 5 stars for me.

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