If you take the ride, you must pay the price
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mod Def, Beyoncé Knowles
|Cinematography||Anastas N. Michos|
|Editing||Peter C. Frank|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Parkwood PIctures, Sony Music Film|
|Genre||Documentary, drama, musical|
|Language||Strong, crude, abusive, pervasive|
|Nudity||Very brief semi-nudity, infrequent, sexual context|
|Sex||Intimate touching and kissing of breasts, sensual simulated sex, infrequent, suggestive sounds, implied sexual context.|
|Violence||Moderate to strong, fairly frequent, in context, moderate blood.|
|Prejudice||Racial and class prejudice in historical context.|
|Drug abuse||Implied drug overdose, references to drugs|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
What the Critics say
Steve Simels Money for something.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The casting throughout is successful.
Jason Anderson As is so often the case with music movies, the power of the songs and the energy of the cast compensate for a patchy, episodic narrative. But at least Cadillac Records peaks late rather than early, culminating in several knockout scenes between Brody and Knowles. Mos Def’s rakish take on Chuck Berry adds another jolt of rocket fuel.
Peter Travers Too bad for Knowles that she's only part of Darnell Martin's rushed mess of a movie that jams the story of Chicago-based Chess Records into one incoherent package.
C. Fuchs Rarely gets out of second gear.
Tomatometer What Cadillac Records may lack in originality, it more than makes up for in strong performances and soul-stirring music.
What the People say
2497 Netizens Huge
Average .. 60%