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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Jamie Foxx gets so far inside the man and his music that he and Ray Charles seem to breathe as one. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Foxx's complex performance and the filmmaker's willingness to look at the dark side place Ray safely out of the realm of typical Hollywood hagiography. show more

  • 88
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Ray could not have been made without star Jamie Foxx. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    At the center of it all is an incomparable singer brought to life by a sensational actor. With a huge soul to fill, Jamie Foxx has filled it to overflowing. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's a shame about Ray, because Foxx is trapped in a movie that takes the music icon's unique story and turns it into cheesy, sentimental American Dream cliches. show more

  • 88
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Every once in a while, a performance pops out of a Hollywood movie that is so brilliant and unique to the matching of actor to role that it's impossible to imagine anyone else achieving it. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Unlike his songs, the film holds something back. It goes deep into a life filled with as much trouble and pain as triumph and accomplishment but never quite gets at the root of who Ray is. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie would be worth seeing simply for the sound of the music and the sight of Jamie Foxx performing it. That it looks deeper and gives us a sense of the man himself is what makes it special. show more

  • 100
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    A fit tribute to an entertainer who, no matter what hate or hardship threw in his way or how many mistakes he made, we can't stop loving. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Contains large helpings of Hollywood schmaltz, stereotype and clich‚, but it's also pretty impossible to resist. show more

  • February 08, 2011 KSJMLHTFCHNP
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    It's a VERY GOOD!!! Movie!! When i forst saw the movie I was like 7 or 8 and it scared me when Ray would get flash backs of being in water. But other than that it is a VERY VERY GOOD MOVIE

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