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Miles Ahead (2015)

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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Dave Braden
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Junior (as Lakeith Lee Stanfield)
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Walter (as Brian Bowman)
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Harper
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Justin
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An exploration of the life and music of Miles Davis.

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Rated R for strong language throughout, drug use, some sexuality/nudity and brief violence | See all certifications »

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22 April 2016 (USA)  »

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Kill the Trumpet Player  »

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$114,530 (USA) (1 April 2016)

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$2,610,719 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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Originally titled "Kill The Trumpet Player". See more »

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The movie is set in 1979, but the Jaguar has a high-center brake light, which makes it a 1986 or newer model. See more »

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Doorman: Do you have a pass?
Miles Davis: [points to his face] Your Looking At It
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Performed by Boz Scaggs
Published by Scaggs Boz Music & Hudmar Publishing Co Inc
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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21 August 2016 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis biography is a fictionalized look at the jazz great's drugged-out period in the 1970s. "Miles Ahead" depicts the man (whom Cheadle also plays) as a damaged genius. Watching Ewan McGregor's reporter try to interview Davis, I got the feeling that Davis didn't want to be viewed as a celebrity, resulting in his reclusive phase. Moreover, he insisted that people call his music not jazz, but social music.

The movie is worth seeing. I guess that the limited focus and fictionalized story weaken it. The only look at race relations is when a cop turns aggressive after watching Davis escort a white woman to a car. But for the most part, this is a fine piece of work. It looks as though Davis was truly a complex character, even if he did have a not-so-nice side. I'll have to listen to his music to see what I think. After all, when you create your own s**t, not even the sky's the limit.

Worth seeing.


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