Ray

Ray

81%
  • PG-13, 2 hr. 28 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Taylor Hackford
    In Theaters:
    Oct 29, 2004 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 1, 2005
  • Universal Pictures
  • Ray
    3 minutes 42 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Ray Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

A powerhouse performance piece for Jamie Foxx and a rock solid biopic.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 8/10

February 5, 2011
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 28, 2010
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

Jamie Foxx is excellent, and sturdily supported by [James L.] White's script all the way.

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 25, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I wanted excellent, but it's only mediocre.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

Give Jamie Foxx the damn Oscar already, it's done.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

Potent and vibrant as far as the music goes, but reticent, self-conscious and pretty much stuck on unexplored surfaces when it comes to this creative giant's complex life and times.

Full Review

May 16, 2007
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

The directing is sure-handed, the script intelligent, and the acting strong, especially the amazing performance from Foxx.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 2, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

click to read full review [Greek]

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 5/5

September 10, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Ray is a flawed film, but Foxx's captivating acting and a bustling soundtrack smooth the rough spots.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

April 14, 2005

'Jamie Foxx brinda una de esas interpretaciones que, aunque suene a cliché, quedan para la historia'

| Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2005
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

(...) Una lograda actuación y buena música no hacen, necesariamente, una gran película. Y Ray es uno de esos casos.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

March 17, 2005
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Feels like it's trying to cover too much ground.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 12, 2005
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A very good film, regardless of whether or not you love Ray Charles' music. And even if it was a lesser film, Jamie Foxx's performance would have made it worth watching.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

February 10, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

Paints a dramatic and surprisingly frank picture of the music legend.

| Original Score: A

February 7, 2005
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian

Yet another ho-hum man of genius biopic, showcasing a scenery-chewing lead-behaving-badly, shoddy Freudian psychoanalysis, and cliche bottom-of-the-ninth redemption.

February 3, 2005
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com

This is a great time at the movies, an unforgettable story about a true legend.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

A busca por concisão em uma cinebiografia é importante, mas não pode ser alcançada sacrificando-se a complexidade da história e tornando-a artificial, que é o que ocorre aqui.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2005
Scott Andrews
FilmFocus

A good film but not a great one.

Full Review Source: FilmFocus | Original Score: 60/100

January 24, 2005
Wilson Morales
BlackFilm.com

"Ray" is truly one of the best films this year.

Full Review Source: BlackFilm.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 23, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Ray is a powerhouse of a film, and Jamie Foxx inhabits the character with so much voracity that it is impossible to decipher where Foxx ends and Charles starts.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 20, 2005
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