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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Don Cheadle
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Martin Sheen
Cedric The Entertainer
Directors
Kasi Lemmons
Screenwriters
Michael Genet
Rick Famuyiwa
Running Time
118 minutes

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Plot
Convicted felon Ralph Waldo ‘Petey’ Green is determined to make it as a radio DJ in ’60s Washington, D. C. As programme director of WOL-AM, Dewey Hughes (Ejiofor), the uptight brother of a fellow con, could provide him with the big break he needs…


Verdict
There’s terrific chemistry between the leads, but an episodic structure set over 20 years is too sprawling to really allow for a connection.


Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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