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Directed by Taylor Hackford, this biopic profiles the life of legendary musician Ray Charles. Despite humble beginnings and the loss of his eyesight due to glaucoma at the age of six, Charles, depicted by Jamie Foxx, would nonetheless become an icon in both the music industry and the civil rights era. While the film delves into his problems with drugs and women, the bulk of the story details his career; among the highlights of that career are 12 Grammy awards and 11 R&B chart-toppers, such as "Unchain My Heart," "Hit the Road, Jack," "Georgia," "Doin' the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Jamie Foxx's all-encompassing performance in the title role more than justifies the early Oscar gossip it has generated."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Sure, it's the Jamie Foxx breakout role. But the movie around it is so systematically 'inspirational' that it comes perilously close to sabotaging the breakout."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"A powerhouse performance piece for Jamie Foxx and a rock solid biopic."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"Give Jamie Foxx the damn Oscar already, it's done."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"click to read full review [Greek]"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"Eminently worth seeing."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"Foxx does what he's supposed to. He steals his own show."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Potent and vibrant as far as the music goes, but reticent, self-conscious and pretty much stuck on unexplored surfaces when it comes to this creative giant's complex life and times."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"Ray is a flawed film, but Foxx's captivating acting and a bustling soundtrack smooth the rough spots."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"Vibrantly intelligent and tough-minded."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"To describe Foxx's performance here is to gush, and so gush we will."
‑ Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post
"Jamie Foxx is excellent, and sturdily supported by [James L.] White's script all the way."
‑ Jay Antani, Cinema Writer
"The directing is sure-handed, the script intelligent, and the acting strong, especially the amazing performance from Foxx."
‑ Russ Breimeier, Christianity Today
"'Jamie Foxx brinda una de esas interpretaciones que, aunque suene a cliché, quedan para la historia'"
‑ Jorge Avila Andrade, Moviola
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