A Jazzman's Blues

A Jazzman's Blues
Released: 23rd September, 2022

About A Jazzman's Blues

A Jazzman's Blues is an upcoming American drama film written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. The film stars Joshua Boone, Solea Pfeiffer, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Ryan Eggold, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Kario Marcel, Austin Scott, Amirah Vann and Lana Young. It will be released by Netflix in 2022.


Plot


Set from 1937-87, “A Jazzman’s Blues” follows an investigation into an unsolved murder that unveils a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret that has been held for 40 years.


Critic Reviews

  • A Jazzman’s Blues overflows with melodrama, yet it isn’t staged broadly. It’s closer to Perry’s version of a Douglas Sirk film, one that takes a romance and heightens it until the complications are growing and twisting around it like vines.

    Rating: 70/100
    Variety
  • A Jazzman’s Blues is a passion project that climbs close to the edge of becoming self-indulgent fodder. The film is never as deep as it thinks it is. Nor is it terribly original either. But for Perry, this is a massive change. And while you shouldn’t praise a director for merely trying. Perry does more than try with “A Jazzman’s Blues.” He finally shows that he’s not a one-trick pony.

    Rating: 67/100
    The Playlist
  • A Jazzman’s Blues is overindulgent, a narrative feast of twists and turns. The formidable work of the cast paces us, helping viewers digest the plot and saving Perry’s screenplay from the collateral damage of its broad scope.

    Rating: 60/100
    The Hollywood Reporter
  • At its core, A Jazzman’s Blues is a soap opera full of shocking secrets, emotional confrontations, and one exceedingly satisfying slap.The mystery aspects are thin; anyone with passing knowledge of Black American history can infer early on who was killed, why, and by whom.

    Rating: 58/100
    Indiewire
  • This is one of those movies where the soundtrack is far and wide the best element. 

    Rating: 55/100
    Slashfilm