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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Film

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    ChicagoBlues52
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    Some may not agree with the approach Don Cheadle may have taken with making this film about the great jazz icon Miles Davis. We are so programmed to the thinking that every time a film is made regarding a music artist that it should be done in a bio-pic fashion, and that anything less is a bad film. Cheadle's approach was to focus on 2 periods of Miles Davis extraordinary career, then based on source materials and discussions with Miles family, he developed his own fantasized version of what Miles life was like during these 2 periods of his life. The result is a film representing his version of what he wanted to give to the film world of his take on Miles Davis. What little music there is in the film is great, the costumes very on point reflecting the period of those times, the acting by some of the actors should get some recognition during the upcoming awards season, and the look of the film is superb. It's a very enjoyable film.I would have given a the film a 5 star rating,but deep down inside I would have to admit also that I was expecting a bio-pic as well about the life and times of the great Miles Davis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheadle delivers on Miles Davis biopic!

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    Hellas827
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    Prior to sitting down and watching this movie I caught another Don Cheadle movie called The Guard. Don Cheadle delivers in everything he is in and when this finally made its debut on blu ray I had to pick it up. Not knowing too much about Miles Davis I was familiar with some of his music. Not too sure on the accuracy of the movie but the time shifts, the acting and of course the music are top notch. And kudos to Don Cheadle for shooting the film in 16mm. The formats grain and vibrant color shine through giving the movie an extra layer of authenticity.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    enzso
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    Excellent concept to completion. Slick editing and awesome job capturing the essence of the era. Cheadle did great! Especially considering the time involved and the hurdles he had to maneuver to bring a Miles Davis story to the big screen. This was not a biop (so 'purist' can save their criticism) but a thoroughly entertaining version of the man and the myth of Miles Davis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This Is A Cool One

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    AstroManUS
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    Miles Davis. Jazz. This is one of those movies where you think, this is the guy born to play Miles Davis. Don Cheadle pulls it off with style. Buy the soundtrack, listen to it at night, Jazz is best played at night. I can not claim this quote: Jazz is America's Music, America's Poetry.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Excited & confused

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    TyanaMari06
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    I was so happy when they announced this movie was coming out but I was sad that it was only on select theatres. Finally it's out on DVD but I was so confused by the storyline but it was exciting. Maybe I need to watch it again & get another perspective, but overall it is entertaining.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If youre gonna tell a story....

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    thatdemoguy
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    Come with some attitude. And Don Cheadle definitely brings a ton of attitude to this biopic of Miles Davis. This film does not stray away from showing how eccentric and even at times troubled the entertainer was. This is not a film you should allow to pass you buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gangsta Miles?

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    Axlpix
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    Without giving up the storyline, this movie is not what I expected. Soundtrack of course is great. Fine performance by Don Cheadle. Bonus for the ending credits, performance by Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Gary Clark Jr., Antonio Sanchez. Worth checking out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An eclectic icon

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    Hero23
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    You get a in depth, in your face look into the life of one the most charismatic and honest musician to ever take the stage. His thoughts, demons and his unique perspective on music made him a legendary music maker and an even more genuine human being.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Miles Davis was scary!

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    Ralphenz32
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    This film shows the side of this guy that I never even knew he was about. I mean, most jazz musicians in those days were crazy, but he was beyond crazy. The acting in this film is amazing and such a great story of his life! A++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too much fiction

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    Jazzjax
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    As a huge Miles fan I was disappointed at the amount of Hollywood fiction that was added to this film. It is not a biopic, it is a fictional story with Miles as a character. Music was great and the ending was a nice touch.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great directorial debut for Don Cheadle

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    MikeSD
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    Bought the DVD of "Miles Ahead" at Best Buy. Didn't get to view it at the theatre. Great film dealing with only a small piece of Miles Davis life. Good directorial debut for Don Cheadle. Worth watching

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay

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    JohnnyFlash
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    It was okay, but I want the true Miles Davis movie from his humble beginnings ( born up to his death ) with emphasis on the 50's 60's & 70's & great music. A three hour movie is worth it!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Miles Davis Story!

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    Rafi777
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    I did not know much about Miles Davis and his history, just mostly his music, but, this movie really tells it like it is! The acting is SUPERB and the story is amazing! A++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Three great love stories, one greater love.

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    CPopz
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    Miles love for his misic lead to his love for a woman, which forced him to love mankind, leaving him to show us the greatest love of all, learning to love yourself!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Miles Ahead

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    MACATTACK06
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    Loved this movie. I have been a fan of Miles Davis for a number of years, but it was great to learn a bit more about the life and times of such a great musician.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very unexpected but not bad

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    BDSatter
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    An ambitious undertaking by Mr. Cheadle, who also puts in a great performance that brings Miles Davis to life. If you're a jazz fan you'll appreciate it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great musician - Awesome film!

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    Ralphenz32
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    I never knew a lot of the things about Miles Davis that were shown in the film. These films are great at showing a lot of things! Recommended! A++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD

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    Hewie
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    Product was in great condition and I was able to review it uninterrupted. The store employees were very helpful in helping me locate the DVD.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    not your typical biography

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    onecuppickmeup
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    a genius, yes. but very flawed. cheadle captures him sometimes. watch out for language if younger kids are near. also listen to the music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I wanted more about his life.

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    Bphoto
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    This movie covered a very short time in the life of Miles Davis. There were some glimpses of the past, but I wanted more.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend