"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson’s voice rivals that of the Queen of Soul in this powerful musical biopic" – The Times
"★★★★ – packs plenty of heart and soul" – NME
"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson deserves an Oscar nomination at the very least" – Evening Standard
Jennifer Hudson shines as in this Aretha Franklin biopic, packed with the beloved Queen of Soul’s hits.
Director Liesl Tommy follows Aretha’s career from a childhood spent singing in a church choir to her rise to international superstardom, offering a fascinating look at one of the most influential female vocalist’s in history and her difficult journey to find her voice.
Oscar-winner Hudson (who was personally chosen by Aretha before she passed away) is on stirring, committed form; and the superb supporting cast includes Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron.
Dir: Liesl Tommy
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald
USA / Canada 2021, 145mins