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      PG-13 Released Oct 29, 2004 2h 35m Biography History Drama Music List View All /m/ray/videos videos Ray: Official Clip - A Wake Up Call Ray: Official Clip - A Wake Up Call 2:21 Ray: Official Clip - No More Segregation Ray: Official Clip - No More Segregation 1:46 Ray: Official Clip - It's Starting to Show Ray: Official Clip - It's Starting to Show 1:41 Ray: Official Clip - A Better Deal Ray: Official Clip - A Better Deal 1:32 Ray: Official Clip - Drunk at a Recording Session Ray: Official Clip - Drunk at a Recording Session 2:12 Ray: Official Clip - I Might Be Blind, But I Ain't Stupid Ray: Official Clip - I Might Be Blind, But I Ain't Stupid 2:18 Ray: Official Clip - Impromptu Audition Ray: Official Clip - Impromptu Audition 2:20 Ray: Official Clip - A Healing Flashback Ray: Official Clip - A Healing Flashback 2:36 Ray: Official Clip - Hummingbirds Ray: Official Clip - Hummingbirds 1:57 Ray: Official Clip - The Raelettes Ray: Official Clip - The Raelettes 1:20 View more videos
      79% Tomatometer 205 Reviews 87% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      An engrossing and energetic portrait of a great musician's achievements and foibles, Ray is anchored by Jamie Foxx's stunning performance as Ray Charles.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Excellent portrayal of extraordinary musician. Rated: 4/5 Dec 28, 2010 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek 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. Nov 1, 2007 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 4/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Sean Axmaker Stream on Demand It’s an inspired performance that creates a complex character out of the pop music legend. Apr 6, 2024 Full Review David Walsh World Socialist Web Site Overall, ... the filmmakers have taken the line of least resistance, fashioning a familiar, 'inspirational' American tale about a man who overcomes personal trauma and experiences individual success. There's little richness in that. Feb 15, 2021 Full Review Leigh Paatsch Herald Sun (Australia) The soul-stirring sounds of music legend Ray Charles keep saving the day for this straightforward, safe-bet biopic. Rated: 3/5 May 12, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      John T. H You must be blind if you can't see the brilliant performance by Jamie Foxx! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/12/24 Full Review Sean D Totally miss when biopics were more like this , and weren't afraid to show some of the nitty gritty stuff aswel as their rise to superstardom. Great film, and flawless performance by Jamie Fox πŸ† Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Tyler S Just like many other biopics I've seen, this was another really solid one. Really enjoyed Jamie Foxx's portrayal here, he nailed it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/19/24 Full Review Jonathan G Definitely one of the best biopics of all time, "Ray" gives us possibly the BEST Jamie Foxx role, as well as amazing performances from Kerry Washington, Bokeem Woodbine, Regina King and Harry Lennox. This is shot pretty great, and the cinematography was as well. As riveting as it is outright amazing, and Foxx was definitely the most deserving of that Oscar. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Elizabeth M this movie was brilliant. it truly shows the trouble of an African American blind man in the early and mid 1900's. it shows the heartache, the love, the up's and downs of being a musician. would 100% recommend, however HUGE tearjerker. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/15/24 Full Review Slobodan D Absolutely amazing ..One of the few i rewatch every year.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Legendary soul musician Ray Charles is portrayed by Jamie Foxx in this Oscar-winning biopic. Young Ray watches his 7-year-old brother drown at age seven. When he loses his sight at the age of 9, his hardworking mother (Sharon Warren) urges him not to feel sorry for himself. He rises through the ranks of the Seattle jazz scene, struggling with drug addiction and infidelity while on the road. Supported by his wife (Kerry Washington), Ray Charles redefines soul music and inspires a generation.
      Director
      Taylor Hackford
      Producer
      Howard Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin, Taylor Hackford, Karen Elise Baldwin
      Screenwriter
      Robert Eisele, James L. White
      Distributor
      Universal Pictures
      Production Co
      Crusader Entertainment LLC, Unchain My Heart Louisiana
      Rating
      PG-13 (Sexuality|Drug Addiction|Some Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Biography, History, Drama, Music
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 29, 2004, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 19, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $75.3M
      Runtime
      2h 35m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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