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Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.

MPAA Rating R

Status Released

Release Date 2020-11-25

Runtime 94 minutes


TMDB 6.7


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arleisha_strauder shared a tip "Great performances"

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alicia_newkirk shared a tip "Brilliant performances!"

jolie_silverstein shared a tip "Queen Latifah was amazing in this role."

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gilbert_jimenez_jr shared a tip "Chadwick Bozeman = Electricfying"

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jennifer_martinez_8143 shared a tip "This film is so great! Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman deliver some of the best performances I’ve seen this year."

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megan_slater shared a tip "Beautiful, dark, smokey and haunting"

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luis_maita_8359 shared a tip "good"

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gabrielle_patterson shared a tip "Absolutely wonderful!!"

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mackenzie_tromble shared a tip "Amazing play adaptation. Great last work by Chadwick Boseman!"

nicole-islas shared a tip "Excellent movie!"

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thee_izzy shared a tip "Amazing movie. Great performance and and relevant symbolism"

elizabeth_delahouss shared a tip "Powerful performance by all❤️"

anne_parent shared a tip "Love Viola Davis and it is poignant that it was the great Chadwick Boseman's last film."

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stephen_williams_9710 shared a tip "Moral of the story...... Never speak God's name in vain"!"

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green_eggs shared a tip "Great acting."

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j_8293 shared a tip "Intense and Raw. Acting was phenomenal."

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k8_fish shared a tip "Important."

taylor_mace shared a tip "Netflix"

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raventt1001 shared a tip "Chadwick Boseman’s best performance without question"

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james_smith_8233 shared a tip "Ultimately we learned little about her. Otherwise I enjoyed the story."

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chris_robinson_6973 shared a tip "Chadwick"

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viteliwi shared a tip "Excelent performances overall."

lauren_dirusso shared a tip "Beautiful storytelling. Excellent cast."

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angela_kimbrough_3641 shared a tip "Beautiful acting. Felt like i was in the theater seeing a play full of geavy hitters."

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angela_kimbrough_3641 shared a tip "OMG almost felt like I was watching the live on stage #RealActorsActing"

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robyn_clarke shared a tip "Amazing acting."

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julianne_munich shared a tip "I loved it but cried a bit knowing it was Chadwick's last 😔"

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juls_hoover shared a tip "See. This. Now."

amanda_isaac shared a tip "I loved the production design and the acting"

dominique_d_9044 shared a tip "It was really good !"

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qc_rashae_chestnut shared a tip "Loved this! Viola always does a good job! RIP chadwick miss him deep"

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lakeidrick_wimberly shared a tip "#chadwickboseman #violadavis #augustwilson"

dwayne_bosman shared a tip "A gripping movie that features award-worthy performances from Viola Davis and a posthumous Chadwick Bozeman."

amari_haywood shared a tip "Amazing movie !! The actors played their part so well it was crazy !! 10/10 #drama"

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jennifer_pyles shared a tip "I expected it to be better. Loved the story and actors but plot moved slowly"

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kathy_mccoy_9367 shared a tip "not sure why it says I recommend this. was a very disappointing movie."

perry_2326 shared a tip "Very intriguing"

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kayla_king_2598 shared a tip "A great movie! 10/10"

andrew_maitner shared a tip "Jan"

charlene_gachette shared a tip "Awesome movie..."

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jackie_the_leo shared a tip "😔😔😔😔"

jon_chmilar shared a tip "Great acting!"

diane_walsh_1130 shared a tip "What people do to survive in an oppressive culture."

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ijeoma_ezeoke shared a tip "Riveting! Great acting!"

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sierra_wilturner shared a tip "chadwick’s last film and did not disappoint but what do you expect he is amazing. as well as viola this deserves awards."

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aakilah_wilson shared a tip "Its something that goes along with my heritage"

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alex_marquez_6999 shared a tip "Great story. Able to portray several perspectives in a one afternoon."

reza_noori shared a tip "Casting is great!"

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nan_murat shared a tip "The second film of August Wilson's wonderful cycle plays. I look forward to the next one."

debbie_edwards_8204 shared a tip "Worth watching for the acting. Didn’t love it though. Strange story"

kristen_sweeney_2705 shared a tip "April 30"

awesome_user_316341 shared a tip "Just good! Watch it!"

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