Jimi

Jimi

All Is by My Side

Blu-ray Disc - 2014 | Blu-ray version.
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A biography of the great rock guitarist.
Audience: OFRB rating: Not rated.
Publisher: North Hollywood : XLrator Media, 2014.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Jimi
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
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Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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nordicleather
Jan 17, 2018

"Jimi, All is by My Side" is not worth watching. I am a child of the hippie movement. Am in my early 70's. Some of the music is good. The actor who played Hendrix weas excellent. This movie was not reflective of Hendrix's life. "Jimi" should receive no stars but the system doesn' have a zero star rating option. If you wish to to appreciate Hendrix listen or watch some of his perform ances on you tube.

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jonterry64
Jul 03, 2017

Blasphemy.
The writer/director obviously had an axe to grind with the Hendrix family.
He should be soundly beaten for making this smear job about a beautiful human being and perhaps the most important musician of rock and roll.
Blasphemy.
The guy who played Jimi was amazing, though. Too bad his terrific performance was for this awful movie.

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cyberguy77
Feb 12, 2017

lousy movie. don't even consider watching it.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Oct 06, 2015

O.K. biopic about one year in the life of musical genius, Jimi Hendrix. I thought fine performances, and good writing, but the film ends abruptly just as it's starting to get going with some momentum. I know it was only meant to be one year in his life, but I wanted more. Film does tone down his drug habit, which may have been realistic, or to make the movie more palatable for wider viewing.

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Blackmere
Oct 01, 2015

Hendrix fans who love the man will be let down and maybe pissed off by this movie. Andre is great as Jimi but the movie stinks. Slow and empty. Makes Jimi look like a lazy pouting airhead. Reveals nothing about the character of his band -- the jam scenes are useless and feature none of their original music. Oh yeah, and all females are nothing but catty groupies.

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aalderete
Sep 22, 2015

If you want to watch 2 hours of people having conversations about nothing... This movie didn't really portray the great musician. It just talked about a bunch full of nothing and made Jimi look like he did nothing. It's insulting. Where was the music?? Woodstock?

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duane767
Jun 08, 2015

Great job by Andre 3000 but it's the ladies that really make this movie enjoyably watchable. If you want to peer into the music scene of Britain in the 60s, this isn't a bad movie to watch.

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AmyEighttrack
May 10, 2015

When this movie was shown at the NW Film Festival last year, there was some mystery around it. The people I asked about it seemed to think there was something... maybe a little... off about it. But they wouldn't say what!
Yeah. For me, there were one or two shockers. I'm not going to say, either. But I'm very troubled by the way this movie - which apparently got a lot of its info, verbatim, from Charles Cross's Hendrix bio "Room Full Of Mirrors" - might function as yet another meme about Hendrix. The man is 45 years dead... and still the vultures circle. Incredible, just incredible! See the movie and then do a little research on the internet if anything strikes you as questionable. For me it's a cautionary tale about believing everything that you're told.
I liked it inasmuch as it renewed and re-piqued my interest in Hendrix. Linda Keith was portrayed as very influential in shaping Jimi's professionalism and in encouraging him to be a bandleader/artist in his own right. For me it brings up questions about the star-making process. It seems like an interesting question: if Hendrix hadn't been 'discovered', shaped, molded, etc. (if indeed he was), then what would his artistic career trajectory have been? I think our musicians and other artists get commodified - it's an occupational hazard.
Another big objection I have is the way that the Devon Wilson character (Ida) is portrayed as some super-svengali of romantic intrigue. Phony, sensationalistic and objectionable, in my opinion.
So, after watching this, I did a little research on the internet, listened to some of my favorite Hendrix tunes and had a bit of a cry for the man and some truly beautiful music. Then I picked up Cross's book, which I'm reading now - with a healthy dose of skepticism.

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monkey_vox
Apr 18, 2015

Obviously could not get the rights to the music from the Hendrix estate so it became "a man and his women" movie - got their revenge on the estate by throwing in that caustic phone call scene of Jimi trying to talk to his father. Very disappointing considering the talents involved.

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JackPurcell
Apr 05, 2015

A zero movie pretending to be about Jimi Hendrix. Might as well just listen to a few of his CDs which say a lot more about him than this lousy flick.

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