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Miles Ahead

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The film is an exploration of the life and music of down-and-out jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (Don Cheadle). In the 1970s, Miles Davis tries to recover his new session tape from music producers.
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Financial Times
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December 27, 2016

Cheadle -- directing his first feature -- creates a film whose nerve its hero would surely admire.
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Film Ireland Magazine
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January 03, 2017

Miles Ahead is a picture that's totally self-aware, wearing its wholesome references on its sleeve.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 21, 2016

A jazzy and unconventional tribute to an American icon, "Miles Ahead" is quite a ride.
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San Diego Reader
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April 21, 2016

Ultimately, Cheadle's labor of love prizes the music-making over the music, and maybe even over the man.
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National Newspaper Publishers Association
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March 07, 2017

If you're looking for a conventional bio-film, you'll be disappointed. If you want to get inside the head of the ingenious, erratic, enigmatic high priest of jazz, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride.
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Chicago Reader
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July 08, 2016

[Such] pat psychologizing of a notoriously complex personality undercuts the swirling chaos of the 80s narrative.
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TheShiznit.co.uk
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January 01, 2017

Miles Ahead is nothing anyone's going to fall in love with, but something interesting in its approach to stroke your goatee to, like those jazz albums you pretend to like.
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Seattle Times
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April 21, 2016

The problem with "Miles Ahead" isn't the playful, broad license it takes with Davis' story, but that it's so silly.
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NUVO Newsweekly
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December 30, 2016

Instead of covering the standard biopic plot points, the film moves into lurid B movie territory.
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Detroit News
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April 22, 2016

Writer-director-star Don Cheadle gives a towering performance that the film simply can't keep up with; he's truly on his own, which is perhaps the way Davis would have wanted it.
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Miami Herald
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April 21, 2016

Ridiculous? To be sure. Engaging? You bet.
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