Respect

2021, Drama/Music, 2h 25m

176 Reviews 2,500+ Verified Ratings

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This standard-issue biopic falls shy of its subject's transcendent brilliance, but Jennifer Hudson's starring performance absolutely commands Respect. Read critic reviews

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Much like the Queen of Soul herself, Respect serves up a powerhouse performance that holds nothing back and leaves audiences wanting more. Read audience reviews

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Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career -- from a child singing in her father's church choir to her international superstardom -- it's the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice.

Cast & Crew

Jennifer Hudson
Aretha Franklin
Forest Whitaker
Rev. C.L. Franklin
Audra McDonald
Barbara Franklin
Marc Maron
Jerry Wexler
Tituss Burgess
Rev. James Cleveland
Mary J. Blige
Dinah Washington
Saycon Sengbloh
Erma Franklin
Hailey Kilgore
Carolyn Franklin
Tate Donovan
John Hammond
Jennifer Hudson
Executive Producer
Liesl Tommy
Executive Producer
Sue Baden-Powell
Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert
Executive Producer
Jason Cloth
Executive Producer
Kramer Morgenthau
Cinematographer
Avril Beukes
Film Editor
Kris Bowers
Original Music
Ina Mayhew
Production Design
Mark Dillon
Art Director
Sarah Carter
Set Decoration
Clint Ramos
Costume Designer
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  • Sep 05, 2021
    It absolutely deserves credit for being one of the few biopics that actually shows the process of the artist creating instead of just being stuck in perpetual montage mode. However, the movie still resorts to cliché when trying to move the story along which is rather frustrating.
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