"Foxx's fierce, funny, deeply felt performance deserves to be legendary....Foxx rides this winner to glory."
"[A] satisfying picture....[With] Mr. Foxx's inventive, intuitive, and supremely intelligent performance."New York Times
"RAY could not have been made without star Jamie Foxx....His portrayal of Ray Charles is such a landmark in making the difficult look natural that you won't talk about anything else when you exit the theater."USA Today
"One of the striking things about RAY is the way Foxx's performance gives the uncanny impression of watching the real Charles reliving his life on screen. The actor makes us believe that what's in front of our eyes really happened."Los Angeles Times
"Foxx feels his way into every groove and tremor of that voice -- the sheer locomotive power of it, and the shades of gravelly tenderness, too."
[T]he musical numbers are superbly handled. The sound is extraordinary..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"Built around a magnetic performance by Jamie Foxx....[He] brilliantly inhabits Ray's mannerisms..."
"Foxx's performance is superb in its naturalism and meticulous in its attention to detail....The music provides the most straightforward pleasure in an enjoyable and straightforward film..."
Sight and Sound