Cadillac Records

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Cadillac Records
This musical biopic takes a look at Chess Records in Chicago, which can lay claim to having put Rock 'n Roll on the musical map, via Blues and Rhythym and Blues. The story follows one of the Chess brothers who built the business, along with famous stars of the era, and the assorted business, political and personal problems that they had.

105 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Prejudice).
Biographical, Drama, Musical, Period piece, Romance.

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Credits

Cast
Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Eamonn Walker, Mod Def, Beyoncé Knowles
Director
Darnell Martin
ScreenplayDarnell Martin
MusicTerence Blanchard
CinematographyAnastas N. Michos
EditingPeter C. Frank
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byParkwood PIctures, Sony Music Film

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDocumentary, drama, musical
LanguageStrong, crude, abusive, pervasive
NudityVery brief semi-nudity, infrequent, sexual context
SexIntimate touching and kissing of breasts, sensual simulated sex, infrequent, suggestive sounds, implied sexual context.
ViolenceModerate to strong, fairly frequent, in context, moderate blood.
PrejudiceRacial and class prejudice in historical context.
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseImplied drug overdose, references to drugs
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
5
Smoking
5
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
1
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi
10
Cape Times
Michael Sragow
15
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
13
Box Office
Steve Simels quote iconMoney for something.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe casting throughout is successful.
15
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconAs 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.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconToo 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.
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconRarely gets out of second gear.
10
Metacritic.com
30 critics
13
Rottentomatoes critics
114 critics
12
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWhat Cadillac Records may lack in originality, it more than makes up for in strong performances and soul-stirring music.
14

What the People say

Internet
2497 Netizens quote iconHuge
13

Average .. 60%

12

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