Ray (2004)

2007 #50
Taylor Hackford | 146 mins | TV | 15 / PG-13

RayIt’s easy to see why Walk the Line has been described as “Ray with white people”; but Ray has also been described as being an outstanding performance in an average film, and I’d pretty much agree with this too.

Jamie Foxx is indeed an amazingly accurate Ray Charles (based on the little I know of the man, anyway) and deserving of his Oscar. It would be unfair to say such a performance is wasted in this film, but it is true that no other element is quite up to the same level.

While Ray is good, I personally thought Walk the Line was a better film.

4 out of 5

Ray is on ITV3 tonight, Sunday 19th April 2015, at 11:10pm.

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