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Tina

  • Documentary
  • 2021
  • Dan Lindsay
  • 100 mins
  • 15

Summary

Music documentary that explores the life and music of Tina Turner, leading up to the comeback she made in the 1980s after divorcing husband Ike.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

This is a full, frank and ferociously funky life story of the performer known by the honorific "the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll". Tina Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock, an apparently unwanted child of Tennessee sharecroppers. She learnt to sing in a baptist church and found fame with her future partner Ike Turner's soul revue. However, it wasn't until a 1981 interview Turner gave to People magazine that she revealed the systematic physical and mental abuse Ike meted out, chapters eerily told here over footage of derelict rooms and back seats where the violence took place. Directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin use this disturbing episode in Turner's life as the pivot to tell her amazing comeback story, conquering stadia around the world ("like Mick and Keith") and setting box-office records as a solo artist. Turner admits to having "lived a life of death", but you will cheer the happily married 81-year-old retiree, now officially a Swiss citizen. She may have sold more than a hundred million records, but it's reassuring to know that the Zen-like Tina now consults a psychic before doing an interview.

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Credits

Cast

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Tina TurnerTina Turner
Angela BassettAngela Bassett
Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

Crew

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DirectorDan Lindsay
DirectorTJ Martin

Details

Guidance
Swearing
Formats
Colour
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