The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

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IMDb Rating
5.9 out of 10 (view IMDb page)

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

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MPAA Rating:
NR
Runtime:
130 Minutes
Genre(s):
biography, drama, music
Director(s):
Lee Daniels
Writer(s):
Suzan-Lori Parks

Weekly Volcano's Review

Richard Roeper on February 26th, 2021

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This sometimes overwrought but searing drama maintains that when the feds prosecuted Holiday for shooting heroin, the real aim was to silence her from exposing lynching in her song "Strange Fruit." What elevates the movie to something special at times is the beautiful and heart-shattering lead performance by singer Andra Day. Available Feb. 26 on Hulu. - Three stars

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