Reviews: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020)

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  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Texan Reviews
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: the late Chadwick Boseman gives us something we’ve never seen before, breaking our hearts all over again not only with Levee’s character arc, but for what we have lost. Viola Davis, too, expands her repertoire as the bold, demanding diva…
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: August Wilson’s play is highlighted by an ensemble of great performances.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Wolfe retains a lot of Wilson’s play’s theatricality in this cinematic rendition and it’s all to its immense strength. Davis and especially Boseman are on a whole other level.
  • Josh Taylor @ The Forgetful Film Critic
    • Excerpt: I’m frustrated and grief-stricken that Chadwick Boseman is gone. Not only was he an incredible actor, but by all accounts, he was a generous, kind, and compassionate human being. This final role is a gift to all of us who admired his work. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a gift to the craft of storytelling.