General Information

Glossary: I
Released Year: 2006
Runtime: 121 minutes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Directors: Bryan Barber
Casts: Ving Rhames, Paula Patton, Cicely Tyson, Faizon Love, Terrence Howard, Macy Gray, André Benjamin, Paula Jai Parker, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Patti LaBelle, Malinda Williams, Jackie Long, Jalil Jay Lynch, Ben Vereen, China Anderson, Big Boi, Bruce Bruce, Oscar Dillon, Esau McGraw, Bre'Wan Waddell, Carol Mitchell-leon, Isis Faust, Kyra Freeman, Kabrina Truesdale, Rodney Johnson
IMDB: Idlewild (2006)

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IMDB Rating: 6.2


Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
Idlewild is a romp, a ticket to rowdy good times.
Variety - Unnamed
Achieves magic--something sorely missing from so many movies these days--and does so via a philosophy of respect, but not reverence, for what's come before it; it never recycles, it just reimagines.
Village Voice - Michael Atkinson
Idlewild has a sober, loving respect for history and the old South, and thereby grants itself a measure of distinction.
ReelViews - James Berardinelli
Despite the best efforts of Barber the director, he never quite overcomes the shortcomings of Barber the writer.
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
This oddball mix of "The Cotton Club" and "Six Feet Under" is a big, beautiful mess. But it offers the not-uninstructive spectacle of talented people stumbling over large and unwieldy ambitions.

Idlewild (2006)

A musical set in the Prohibition-era American South, where a speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend with gangsters who have their eyes on the club while his piano player and partner Percival must choose between his love, Angel or his obligations to his father.