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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
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Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown

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'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' is a look at the music career of musician James Brown which begins with his first hit song, 'Please, Please, Please,' in 1956.
Actors: Hubert H. Humphrey,
Hubert H. Humphrey
Hubert H. Humphrey 27 May 1911, Wallace, South Dakota, USA
Martha High,
Martha High
Martha High
Chuck D.,
Chuck D.
Chuck D. 1 August 1960, Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson,
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson 20 January 1971, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Christian McBride,
Christian McBride
Christian McBride 31 May 1972, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lyndon Johnson,
Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson 27 August 1908, Stonewall, Texas, USA
Micheal Veal,
Micheal Veal
Micheal Veal
James Meredith,
James Meredith
James Meredith 25 June 1933, Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
Alan Leeds,
Alan Leeds
Alan Leeds
Malcolm X,
Malcolm X
Malcolm X 19 May 1925, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Pee Wee Ellis,
Pee Wee Ellis
Pee Wee Ellis 21 April 1941, Bradenton, Florida, USA
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Genre: MusicalDocumentary
Director: Alex Gibney
Alex Gibney
Alex Gibney 23 October 1953, New York City, New York, USA
Country: United States
Release: 2014
IMDb: 7.4
Quality:
Duration: 120 min
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RogerEbert.com
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October 27, 2014

There's so much to the Brown story that focus becomes an issue in a film like Alex Gibney's "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown." How do you capture the hardest working man in show business in just two hours?
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Common Sense Media
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November 03, 2014

His fans will also get a kick out watching him sing, dance, and showboat as only he knew how to do. But if you don't care for the singer or his music, chances are that you'll lose interest in it before it's over.
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The Playlist
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October 27, 2014

While this doc certainly could've used more texture, and sometimes races along like a cinematic Wikipedia entry, Gibney accomplishes his task at hand, showing exactly why Brown has had the ability to "stay on the scene" for decades, and decades to come.
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AV Club
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October 27, 2014

Alex Gibney's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown is an assured threading-of-the-needle, slowly working its way to the sweet spot where the man and the legend overlap.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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October 27, 2014

People make documentaries about musicians all the time, and some of them are rich with insight. But even among the best of the bunch, few are as thorough about the artist's music as Alex Gibney's Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown.
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Los Angeles Times
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October 27, 2014

A documentary film on the life and times of James Brown as the times made the music and the music shaped the times, it is a long, soulful scream over an insistent funky vamp.
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Slant Magazine
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October 26, 2014

Mr. Dynamite is a strikingly varied and substantial portrait of an intensely complex artist.
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New York Times
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October 27, 2014

This is a smart, informative and compassionate look at the artist known as the Godfather of Soul, whose music changed America.
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