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Jimi: All Is By My Side review

Foxy biopic?

What most characterised Jimi Hendrix? His transcendental playing and extraordinary songs? Or his stoned ramblings and (widely contested) spousal abuse? Featuring not a shred of the master’s music (his estate refused the rights), and even less of his soul, this dire biopic by 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley charts Hendrix’s pre-fame years in Swinging London.

Outkast’s André Benjamin looks the part, but his stilted performance is pure Razzie-bait, plus he’s 39. The film’s sole highlight sees Hendrix stand before an adoring crowd to play... ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’.

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