Jimi: All Is by My Side Reviews

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September 5, 2019
All is By My Side is wholly worth it for the engaging and moving performances from Benjamin and Poots.
August 7, 2019
The filmmakers didn't have the rights to any of the Hendrix compositions, but that doesn't matter as much as you'd expect. Taking the non-Hollywood high road, Ridley succeeds in capturing the artist's fluid rhythms, laconic style, and cosmic view...
May 31, 2019
The film rides on a strong performance by André Benjamin of Outkast fame, who has the vocal mannerisms and movement of the guitar legend down to a fine art. However, the script fails to give Hendrix any real dramatic dimension...
August 22, 2018
The greatest disappointment here is that whilst Benjamin totally embodies the spirit of Hendrix... the performance he gives is far greater than the story it's contained within.
May 24, 2017
The biopic rocks. It's all-in on atmosphere, and unconcerned with putting out a laundry list of his conquests or getting things accurate.
June 27, 2016
All these things-aesthetic, composition, acting-ultimately end up secondary when compared to the dynamic performance at the film's center.
April 14, 2016
Against all odds, John Ridley has assembled the ideal team to tackle an exceedingly ambitious project, one that bears fruit at nearly every turn.
February 27, 2015
... an interesting curiosity that takes chances and gets at a certain truth about its enigmatic lead character.
February 19, 2015
[A] disjointed and clumsily made biopic of rock icon Jimi Hendrix.
February 1, 2015
Andr Benjamin does a fair job of conveying Hendrix's languid charisma and grace... But the soapy drama remains about as convincing as the troop of rock lookalikes who file past at intervals.
January 1, 2015
Andre 3000 makes an A-grade Hendrix, but this biopic sees the legend's legacy fall into a bit of a haze.
October 26, 2014
The woozy soundtrack and jump-cut visuals add a touch of period hallucinogenics, but the intimate detail never rings true.
October 24, 2014
Unfortunately, for all Benjamin's fine work All is By My Side is one long string of such cliches and counts as a major disappointment.
October 24, 2014
Jimi: All Is by My Side takes an approach that more musician biopics should... honing in on one specific period of Hendrix's life instead of providing a rushed tour.
October 24, 2014
A surprisingly thoughtful meditation on the key year that transformed guitarist Jimi Hendrix (played by OutKast's Andr Benjamin) from session player to superstar.
October 23, 2014
What is the point of a musician biopic if you don't get to hear the soundtrack to their life?
October 23, 2014
Flawed but fascinating in an off-beat, groovy, weird, wise kind of a way.
October 23, 2014
Benjamin conveys something of Hendrix's gentleness and charm.
October 23, 2014
Imagine a film portrait of Jimi Hendrix without the drugs that killed him at 27 and the rock that would make him immortal.
October 22, 2014
Benjamin looks the part, but his stilted performance is pure Razzie-bait, plus he's 39.
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