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  • When Boseman shows us Brown doing his thing onstage, the movie comes alive. show more

  • This is all good movie material, so far as it goes ... but Get on Up can't go any further. Sometimes damaged people stay damaged, and sometimes popular artists make their contribution and then stay in one place forever. It's a big letdown for everybody, but in a biopic, it's poison. show more

  • The musical numbers, with Brown's remixed vocals and Boseman re-creating his signature dance moves, are mesmerizing. show more

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  • August 30, 2014 ann safriet
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    This movie was Awesome! Chadwick nailed it with his look...singing...and dancing...it was like watching James Brown himself! I'm so glad we saw it...gave me a true understanding of the hardship Brown went through and surpassed with his talent. A wonderful portrayal and I hope he wins an Academy Award! He deserves it!

  • August 30, 2014 The Champ Family
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    Excellent movie and is looking forward to the DVD to come out. Chadwick Boseman is an excellent actor. He is the next Will Smith and Denzel Washington. The Jackie Robinson movie scored 100% and so did this movie. Congratulations Chadwick. Looking forward to move great performances.

  • August 25, 2014 pjsatinzoe3
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    Academy Award performance by Chadwick Boseman. He was mesmerizing as James Brown. What energy!!!!! Great film, great acting.

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