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...
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.
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
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 20, 2014
It can be a frustrating film if you are seeking fresh insights into Hendrix but occasionally it ignites ...
October 12, 2014
Andre Benjamin makes a convincing Jimi Hendrix in a tumultuous year of the guitarist's life
October 9, 2014
A texturally rich and sonically dense cultural sampler of the era that may or may not be literally true but feels and sounds like what happened.
October 7, 2014
Unique biopic focuses on one year of guitarist's wild life.
October 2, 2014
Jimi: All Is by My Side is an evocative, probing, enlightening, and impressionistic look at the lesser-known period of Hendrix's life.
October 2, 2014
Benjamin displays the familiar Hendrix quirks (the jaw gyrations, wide eyes and smiles while jamming), captures his wind-blown-kite voice perfectly, and paints the picture of an accidental poet philosopher who defied genre classifications.
September 26, 2014
Ridley clearly has some reverence for his subject, and even if the film exists in a gray area between fact and fiction, it deserves credit for creating its own rhythm, much like Hendrix himself.
September 26, 2014
A stunning turn by Andre Benjamin, an uncanny evocation of a rock and role legend.
September 26, 2014
Ridley is forced into an anti-drama that feels emotionally honest even when it's spinning fictions.
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