The movie follows the rise and fall of influential Chicago-based record company Chess Records, which launched the careers of Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.
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Critics Of "Cadillac Records"
February 26, 2009 The music is good, the suits are sharp, but it's the outstanding performances that wow. Walker is electrifying as Howlin' Wolf and Beyoncé - playing Etta James - has never been so sultry and sexy.Read in Source
February 20, 2009 A scattershot ensemble piece that exceeds its reach in its retelling of the origins of Chicago's Chess label.Read in Source
East Bay Express
August 16, 2011 It turns out to be grittier and more lowdown than that Ray Charles bio.Read in Source
Christian Science Monitor
December 08, 2008 The film suffers at times from biopic-itis -- the narrative unfolds with the requisite heartbreak carefully apportioned -- but it's always eye-catching.Read in Source
February 26, 2009 The music, largely performed by the actors, is highly enjoyable.Read in Source
February 19, 2009 In story terms, its cavalcade of melodrama and conflict isn't always persuasive, but writer-director Darnell Martin's respect for the music shines through.Read in Source
February 20, 2009 Perhaps there were insurmountable legal restrictions. But the movie still serves as a dandy primer for rediscovering a lot of great music.Read in Source
Daily Express (UK)
February 26, 2009 The rich soundtrack is one of the highlights of this solid, unfamiliar story in which most of the actors do all their own singing.Read in Source
July 03, 2009 Cadillac Records is not a terrible movie but in the chain of rags to riches films (Dreamgirls, Ray, Walk the Line, etc.) it definitely falls at the bottom of the heap.Read in Source
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