★★★★ "Respect” has everything you could hope for in a musical biopic." - San Francisco Chronicle.
Her voice changed everything.
Jennifer Hudson is Aretha Franklin in the new movie, RESPECT– only in cinemas August 19.
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.
Starring Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Tate Donovan, Audra McDonald, Tituss Burgess, Marc Maron, Kimberly Scott, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Heather Headley, and Skye Dakota Turner.
★★★★ (4/4) "Jennifer Hudson exhilarating as Aretha Franklin" - San Francisco Chronicle
★★★½ (3.5/4) "Hudson is the perfect choice to live Aretha Franklin's story with powerful acting and vocals that sound authentic" - Chicago Sun-Times
★★★ (3/4) "It's a damn good performance and this is a damn entertaining movie" - RogerEbert.com
★★★½ "Jennifer Hudson magnificent as the Queen of Soul in this solid biopic" - Stuff
"Jennifer Hudson is so spectacular in Respect" - Observer