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Summary Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of h...

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 46 Critic Reviews
87
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 180 User Ratings
6.7
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Summary Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of h...

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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 46 Critic Reviews
87
93% Positive
43 Reviews
7% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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Metascore
Universal Acclaim Based on 46 Critic Reviews
87
93% Positive
43 Reviews
7% Mixed
3 Reviews
0% Negative
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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 180 User Ratings
6.7
66% Positive
118 Ratings
21% Mixed
37 Ratings
14% Negative
25 Ratings

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Generally Favorable Based on 180 User Ratings
6.7
66% Positive
118 Ratings
21% Mixed
37 Ratings
14% Negative
25 Ratings

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Production Company Escape Artists, Mundy Lane Entertainment, Netflix
Release Date Nov 25, 2020
Duration 1 h 34 m
Rating R
Tagline Everything Comes Out in the Blues.
Academy Awards, USA
• 2 Wins & 5 Nominations
Golden Globes, USA
• 1 Win & 2 Nominations
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards
• 3 Wins & 10 Nominations