Academy Award® nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Academy Award® winner Jamie Foxx star in an extraordinary and inspiring true story of how a chance meeting can change a life.
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Memorable, sometimes gritty drama about music, friendship.
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Fresh: It took guts. And I suspect there's no sense in making a cautious film about Nathaniel Ayers.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, April 24, 2009
Rotten: The film's biggest problem lies really in its pacing. Every time the plot takes an interesting turn or moves forward, it's stalled by one musical montage after another.
- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, April 27, 2009
Rotten: Tthis is a maudlin, stereotypical story that never moved at all.
- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Monday, April 27, 2009
Crazy has no cure and this movie takes too long to make that point!
- Tomassgringo, Monday, November 29, 2010
a passionate and engaging film that was also riddled with an unfortunate series of turns that left the film without focus. ultimately every time the film seemed to introduce a sub plot that i thought i would become interested in it went nowhere, leaving all characters but the main two without much purpose. the leads did an alright job getting us through the main point of the film, but i felt that i was left hanging too often to feel great about the final product.
- sanjurosamurai, Wednesday, August 18, 2010