Respect

audience Reviews

, 95% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Hudson was amazing. The writing not so much. At this pace they needed at least an 8 Hr. Biopic
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    IMHO this movie is highly Overrated
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Actually rather disappointing. Terrific performance from Jennifer Hudson and some great jazz, but despite being very long the story was disjointed, missing out on key moments (she has children after rapes but we don't learn how or who, she suddenly leaps from being a local gospel singer to being on nationwide tours, she leaps from a minor record seller to singing in huge international venues). And it's the classic story of the famous singer with controlling dad, abusing husband, contentious manager, bullied backup group, addiction to drink, etc, etc..... Why do they all seem to follow the same path?
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic... Jennifer Hudson amazing!!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    It was so real and I still am weepy eyed. I pray all the women who suffer through abuse. May God give you strength.
  • Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
    Great background of her life and ends with live performance by Aretha.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Powerful, impactful experience. Worth every second. Long, however, time flies. Great performances all round, with the phenomenon that is Jennifer Hudson anchoring the film in her riveting, indomitable style. (After having seen Dream Girls, I expected no less.) I remember watching Jennifer on American Idol all those years ago and being as impressed as all hell ... when that was just the tip of the iceberg. There was just something about her well beyond her incredible talent. (Guaranteed somebody's going to do a film about her life in decades to come - another riveting story no doubt, about a legend in her own right, as she will surely be regarded as in her later years.) Aretha's story was so worth telling. What a woman. What a life. What a legacy. (She had the smarts to tap Jennifer on the shoulder to play her in the film. I wonder who Jennifer will tap on the shoulder to play her!)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Respect is an amazing film. It is about the the rise of Aretha Franklin's career as a singer. Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker give incredible performances. The screenplay is well written. Liesl Tommy did a great job directing this movie. I enjoyed watching this motion picture because of the drama and music. Respect is a must see.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Music and singing were amazing! Tells the real story!
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    The movie was excellent. I love the storyline and the acting was an Oscar performance by Jennifer Hudson. I learn so much about the life of Aretha Franklin.