Overall Rank: 718
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 298
Theatrical Release Date: 10/29/2004
Genre: Drama, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Taylor Hackford
Actors: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Harry J. Lennix, Terrence Howard, Kerry Washington, Larenz Tate
Plot: The biopic of Ray Charles, from childhood to success as a musician.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/04/2019
While its story goes through the familiar beats of the biopic formula, Jamie Foxx's performance is undoubtedly as smooth as the real Ray Charles.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 09/30/2013
Rays demons and frame is more scary then the world.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/25/2012
Ray does a great job of not glamorizing or diminishing the talents of the late Ray Charles. Jamie Foxx proves that he is more than a comedic actor with a performance that manages to capture Charles' mannerisms without seeming like a caricature. The film's soundtrack, all drawn from previously recorded Ray Charles music, is fantastic.
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Ichabod Crane - wrote on 11/23/2009
This musical biopic which is I suppose the first one of them is okay but not great. It follows Ray story very closely almost too closely actually. It just shows him play and keep playing meeting various other famous people, and singing some more. Each meeting is not all too complicated or well done, and it then goes to his drug problems until they get too severe then he recovers from that too. Nothing is that well done or really has that much of depth. Another problem is I thought this and late Walk the Line both fail from really showing them become popular or their overall effect on the country. You never see that they become popular apparently but you are never truly shown how or why.
Oscar Win Best Actor Jamie Fox 2/5- Fox does not actually sing himself, and mostly just does a non …
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