Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

Ray (2004)

Directed by Taylor Hackford

Starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Regina King, Clifton Powell


Foxx is good. His speech, mannerisms, and performances are all spot on.

Not bad. Some of the plot points feel a bit rushed and forced. But the bigger problem is that the story doesn’t seem personal enough. Part of the problem, I think, is that Charles never really seems happy. He bounces around a bit, nervously mumbling at more or less the same tone, throughout the movie. And the tragedy really isn’t tragic enough. With no highs or lows, we’re left with a character and a story that feels a bit flat.

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