Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Reviews

  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
    • Genre : Drama, Music
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 93 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Netflix
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  • this is one hell of a farewell performance, full of wit and fire; Seeing these actors, the late Boseman chief among them, relish the opportunity to try to get a daunting stage-to-screen adaptation right: That's a privilege to behold
    4 of 4 by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • powerhouse performances in a bluesy hymn of sorrow; Watching actors of this caliber lose themselves in characters of such aching humanity is ample reward, with Boseman's towering work standing as a testament to a blazing talent lost too soon
    by David Rooney [The Hollywood Reporter ]
  • Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis give an acting masterclass; Boseman, in his final appearance on screen, makes both the bitter and the sweet of the story sing: a pointed arrow of hurt, hope and untapped fury, heartbreakingly alive in every scene
    Review rate : B by Leah Greenblatt [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis deliver superb performances in this timeless meditation on Black art, and those who would exploit it. Yet another fine adaptation of an August Wilson play
    4 of 5 by Amon Warmann [Empire Magazine ]
  • August Wilson's play comes to vivid life in a Netflix adaptation that owes much to its dynamic performers; The result is a stagey chamber piece with occasional flashes of musical intensity and thematic depth to spare
    Review rate : B by Eric Kohn [IndieWire ]
  • an exciting, trenchant film version of the August Wilson play; George C. Wolfe finds the right balance between letting Wilson's trademark monologues flow and shooting them in a cinematic way that keeps the film moving
    5 of 5 by Caryn James [BBC ]
  • a ferocious opera of passion and pain; Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman are each the immovable object and irresistible force; A detonation of pure acting firepower is what's on offer in this movie version of August Wilson's 1982 stage play
    4 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is one final, brilliant showcase for Chadwick Boseman; this is undoubtedly Boseman's show and will likely live on as his greatest work
    Review rate : A- by Shannon Miller [AV Club ]
  • "Ma Rainey" is a good enough watch when it's simply zooming in on seriously gifted actors selling these anecdotes for all they're worth – and all with a classic blues soundtrack to power it along
    3 of 5 by Kambole Campbell [Time Out New York ]

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