This conventional Aretha Franklin biopic is elevated by Jennifer Hudson’s transportive central performance.
Liesl Tommy’s film chronicles the early years and rise to fame of the Queen of Soul.
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The live recording of Aretha Franklin’s seminal gospel album is one of the great music documentaries.
By Ian Mantgani
Sydney Pollack’s long-lost concert doc shows the Queen of Soul at the height of her pop fame.