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Cadillac Records

8 Ratings: 3.9
December 2008 motion picture release

Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, … see full wiki

Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 6, 2008
3 reviews about Cadillac Records
review by . December 29, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Excellent theatrical and musical performances by all involved.     Cons: Not enough time to tell the story.     The Bottom Line: Cadillac Records was just the beginning of our musical journey into these very interesting and influential (Black) American lives.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. The roots of Rock-n-Roll, they used to change depending on your skin color and who was telling the …
review by . February 14, 2009
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS):     1. SASS biopic of Leonard Chess, co-founder of Chess Records, played by Adrian Brody   2. Quick look at Chicago in the time of segregation   3. Stirring portrayal of Muddy Waters by Jeffrey Wright   4. Short history of Little Walter, played by Columbus Short   5. Quick peek at Chuck Berry, portrayed by Mos Def   6. Quick leer at Etta James, portrayed by Beyonce   7. Passing glimpses …
review by . December 10, 2008
posted in Music Matters
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In the opening moments of "Cadillac Records" the audience is advised that the film is "based on a true story".  Well, sort of.  I have read a lot about the history of rock and roll over the years and the fact is that the producers of this film chose to take quite a bit of artistic license with the story of Chicago's legendary Chess records.   You see Chess records was founded in Chicago in 1950 by the Chess brothers, Leonard (Adrien Brody) and …
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