(4,425)6.62 h 24 min2021X-RayPG-13
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, "Respect" is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
Liesl Tommy
Jennifer HudsonForest WhitakerMarlon Wayans
DramaDocumentaryMusic Videos and Concerts
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Audra McDonaldMarc MaronTituss BurgessSaycon SengblohHailey KilgoreHeather HeadleySkye Dakota TurnerTate DonovanKimberly ScottMyk WatfordAlbert JonesLeroy McClainMary J. Blige
Jennifer HudsonLiesl TommySue Baden-PowellAaron GilbertJason ClothHarvey Mason Jr.Jonathan GlickmanStacey SherScott Bernstein,
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
It was not worth $19 bucks
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Great cast, Jennifer Hudson did an outstanding job singing. The story was all over the place, all of a sudden Aretha had two kids, the movie did not explain who their father was. There were a lot of questions that were unanswered.
28 people found this helpful
Carmen BlacklockReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
J Hud Was Transformative
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It's unbelievable watching J Hud hold her face and emote in her eyes in a way that's entirely NOT J Hud. What an unreal talent this young woman has.
I think this is the only thing I've ever seen the youngest Wayans do that's memorable and skilled. Kudos to him!
19 people found this helpful
TMamazonReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing!!!! Queen Aretha!!
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Wow just Wow!! I felt every emotion in this film, so it's no surprise to me that i'm in tears as the credit roles. I really hope Ms. Franklin knew how important she was and that her impact went further than just her voice, she changed the game. :)
17 people found this helpful
Deborah KernesReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Want my $$$ back
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Can’t get the damn movie to play for more than a minute OR two before it keeps logging out,! Yes, I have looked online for ALL the fixes which pisses me off that I have to trouble shoot when I paid 20 for a movie rental. Still not working and I use prime all the time! Yes on this device. Amazon can’t just give u a link to email for help….it’s all hidden so we give up and never get the $ back…it’s exhausting
15 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well Done Tribute
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This film is beautiful. You get to see the story of Aretha finding her own voice. It shows the ups and downs throughout the prime years of her career. from the humble beginnings to the triumphant greatest selling gospel album of all time. The cast is amazing. Jennifer embodied not only the essence of Aretha but the heart an soul of Aretha. She got her down pat right to her speaking voice and walk. The music was everything. I loved how it told the stories behind each song. Oscar worthy film. Loved so much I had to watch it twice.
14 people found this helpful
BKJimmersonReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Don’t rent
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You can wait till it’s free the one on lifetime was better !!same movie different actors
14 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 29, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lip Syncing off
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I did not enjoy movie due to lip syncing was off spoiled the entire movie, although Jennifer Hudson did a great job, not worth the 20.00 bucks though!
12 people found this helpful
Tobach NighReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very powerful movie!
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I read mixed reviews. But I saw the trailer and it gave me the chills...that rarely happens. I watched it and wow! I was so touched, moved, and inspired by the main actresses performance and the whole portrayal and how they went about it. I think she will be nominated for an academy award! IF you have experienced any of what Aretha had gone through in your life especially as a child, you will either be triggered by the movie and probably not like it or you will be moved, brought to tears, and inspired by the courage and faith that brought her to the woman she became, like me, even though I am a man. If you have some understanding of the dynamics of abuse and the healing it takes to recover this is a movie for you. There are so many wonderful scenes in this movie. Like in the beginning it shows the collaboration of the musicians with the main actress (Aretha) compiling a newly formed song. It was simply magical.
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