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Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014)

Jimi: All Is by My Side (2014)

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Critic Consensus: It's uneven -- and it lacks the primal power of its subject's classic recordings -- but Jimi: All Is By My Side offers a well-acted alternative take on the Hendrix myth.

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OutKast's André Benjamin stars as Jimi Hendrix in this revealing biopic from Academy Award-winning writer-director John Ridley (12 Years A Slave). Covering a year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67 as an unknown backup guitarist playing New York's Cheetah Club to making his mark in London's music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend.(C) XLRator

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Cast

André Benjamin
as Jimi Hendrix
Ashley Charles
as Keith Richards
Hayley Atwell
as Linda Keith
Andrew Buckley
as Bryan "Chas" Chandler
Adrian Lester
as Michael X
Oliver Bennett
as Noel Redding
Tom Dunlea
as John "Mitch" Mitchell
Claire-Hope Ashitey
as Lithofayne "Faye" Pridgeon
Jade Yourell
as Roberta Goldstein/Telephone Operator
Lauterio Zamparelli
as Mark Hoffman
Danny McColgan
as Eric Clapton
Robbie Jarvis
as Dean-Andrew Loog Oldham
Burn Gorman
as Michael Jeffery
Geoffrey Burton
as Al Hendrix
John Arkell
as Ginger Baker
Richard Lintern
as Mr. Keith
Joe McKinney
as George Bruno "Zoot" Money
Tristan McConnell
as Terry McVay
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
as Curtis Knight and The Squires
Uttama Potolra Hubert
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Uttama Potolra Hubert
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Seba Graves
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Seba Graves
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Jafar Baji Graves
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Jafar Baji Graves
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Gabriel Benyehudah Hubert
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Gabriel Benyehudah Hubert
as Performer (Curtis Knight and the Squires)
Joe Doyle
as Performer (Blue Flames)
Martin Galbraith
as Performer (Blue Flames)
Martin Galbraith
as Performer (Blue Flames)
Stephen O'Neill
as Performer (Blue Flames)
Stephen O'Neill
as Performer (Blue Flames)
Niamh Farrell
as Female Folk Singer
Frank Laverty
as PC Clegg
Michael Bates
as PC Westerly
Barry Barnes
as PC Potts
Gordon Mahn
as Salon Manager
Michael Hough
as Irate Concert Goer 1
Robbie O'Connor
as Irate Concert Goer 2
Sophie Scott
as Ida's Friend
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Critic Reviews for Jimi: All Is by My Side

All Critics (79) | Top Critics (29)

A hip-looking mess of a movie, made tolerable by Benjamin's spacey-cool Hendrix. Great costumes, few insights.

October 2, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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It's a risky approach that's bound to frustrate many folks, but it's also quite illuminating in its own way.

September 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

You can sense the movie's desire to break free of the demands of the rock biopic, but you can also sense it constantly being pulled back.

September 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Thanks to Benjamin's performance and the unique quality of the subject itself, the movie's hard to dismiss.

September 26, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

A flawed, ambitious and deeply peculiar portrait of one of the 20th century's most enigmatic musical talents, in the year before he ascended to rock-god status, that resembles no other pop-music biopic you've ever seen.

September 26, 2014 | Full Review…

Benjamin captures Hendrix's nodding swagger, his effortless cool, and most important, his voice - going beyond mimicry into some other, spookier realm.

September 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jimi: All Is by My Side

½

I must admit I did find this film to be pretty entertaining. John Ridley has shown he can write complex character natures especially from his Oscar winning script '12 Years a Slave'. Whilst I am also have no complaints film-wise towards the casting as well as any factual inaccuracies; the cast solidly played out their parts, the editing was sharp and did add a lot of layers to the character backstories not the mention the soundtrack was also really good. I wouldn't say this film was in any aspect inspiring let alone trying to be incredibly glamorous. This just happens to be an entertaining portrait of Jimi Hendrix and lives up to expectation as a whole without being too special.

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