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Release Date: April 1st, 2016

DVD Release Date: July 19th, 2016

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
In the 1970s, down-and-out jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) tries to recover his new session tape from music producers.

Cast: Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Keith Stanfield, Michael Stuhlbarg, Austin Lyon, Morgan Wolk, Christina Karis

Director: Don Cheadle

Genres: Biography, Historical drama, Music

Production Co: Miles Davis Properties, Bifrost Pictures, Sobini Films, IM Global, Crescendo, Naked City Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics, Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Cheeky, Amusing, Melodramatic, Quest, Fascinating, Gritty, Hilarious, Girlfriend, 1970s, New York City

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  • The abstraction of the approach perhaps limits the scope of Miles Ahead as an acting showcase, though in Cheadle's fully inhabited characterization, he nails the subject's soft, nicotine-scratched rasp and his eccentric irritability and paranoia with discerning understatement. show more

  • First-time feature director Don Cheadle has made an invigoratingly bold attempt to structure his film about Miles Davis as an extended visual and narrative equivalent of modal jazz. show more

  • Miles Ahead is more a provocative character sketch than a meaty portrait, but it's a film that should be applauded for its daring, and for Cheadle's shape-shifting, soul-baring work. show more

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