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Taylor Hackford

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About the Movie

Jamie Foxx stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul who beat impossible odds to become a music legend. Ray is the triumphant and remarkable story of one of America's true musical geniuses, Ray Charles. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray's inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption and the power of the human spirit. "Ray is Electrifying" hails Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Witness the incredible true story of a musician who fought harder and went further than anyone could imagine.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 201
  • Fresh: 161
  • Rotten: 40
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Any viewers who look at Ray and see only cliches are declaring themselves hopelessly lost to the real achievement of this picture, which is nothing less than a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. – Charles Taylor,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Ray is filled with such pleasures, but it's hobbled by the too-familiar conventions of the musical biopic: with so many chapters of Charles's life to cover, Hackford's movie never finds a rhythm, a groove, to settle into. – David Ansen, Newsweek, Mar 13, 2018

Fresh: Vibrantly intelligent and tough-minded. – David Denby, New Yorker, Jan 5, 2005

Fresh: It takes all of five seconds, tops, to believe that Jamie Foxx is the young Ray Charles. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

great piano player

reely good piano player

as sweet as the music

taylor hackford pieces together a fine piece of art which should stand beside the godfather and ed wood as one of the finest movies ever made. jamie foxx is amazing


Whenever I need to do something difficult, whether I have to write a ten page term paper in less than ten hours or do a public speech; I only have to watch the last ten minutes of the movie to make me feel invicible. No movie has ever inspired me like that.

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2004

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