Who Do You Love?
Who Do You Love? (2010)

The life story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and '60s

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It boasts an interesting cast, and the music remains unimpeachable, but this Chess Records biopic suffers from a workmanlike script -- as well as comparisons to its recent predecessor, Cadillac Records.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

It was muscled out of the marketplace by Cadillac Records, Sony's glossy, star-studded movie about Leonard. But it's clearly the better movie, earthier, wittier, and more intimate in its treatment of America's racial divide in the 1950s.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

It's the terrific music and amusing array of characters that keep the picture afloat.

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Matt Pais

Crackles with the sense of discovering genius that's ready to be heard and distributed.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I think more edge is needed, more reality about the racial situation at the time, more insight into how and why R&B and rock 'n' roll actually did forever transform societies in America and the world.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

If you're really interested in Chess Records, why go to this film at all when you could be at home actually listening to Chess records?

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Nora Lee Mandel

Isn't the blues supposed to be cathartic and rock 'n' roll liberating? Recording maestro Chess is too tense and grim, and there are few joyous musical moments.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

In the end, the most striking thing about Leonard is that he never seems to stop smoking.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Has neither the star power nor the epic sense of itself that infused Cadillac Records, the 2008 film on the same subject.

Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine

An engaging portrait of the man behind the artists.

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