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Cadillac Records (2008)


The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

Cadillac Records (2008)

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Released Year: 2008
Runtime: 109 minutes
Directors: Darnell Martin
Writers: Darnell Martin

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The story of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in 1950s Chicago, and the exciting but turbulent lives of some of America's musical legends, including Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James and Chuck Berry.

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New York Magazine (Vulture) - David Edelstein
The ensemble is stupendous--howlingly great--and the music goes deep.
83
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman
It's an enjoyable ramble, with a feel for what made the early days of rock as wild as any that followed.
83
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Unnamed
The movie's biopic aspect is multiplied by the sheer number of players who made Chess the first family of Chicago blues, R&B and rock 'n' roll...That all of them were later inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame attests to their enormous influence on popular music and culture.
80
The Hollywood Reporter - Kirk Honeycutt
In watching this film, it's best not to worry much about the film's fidelity to history but rather simply lean back and enjoy one great jam session on film.
75
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
Cadillac Records is an account of the Chess story that depends more on music than history, which is perhaps as it should be. The film is a fascinating record of the evolution of a black musical style, and the tangled motives of the white men who had an instinct for it.

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