I just watched Hendrix (2000).
I didn't even make it to the end, it was so bad. The only reason I watched as long as I did was because of Wood Harris' excellent performance as Jimi. He did a great job capturing many of the emotions and intricacies of Jimi. Unfortunately, the script and the action didn't do the same.
About five awkward minutes is devoted to Jimi's complex and troubled childhood. Then the rest is basically a collection of re-enactments of Jimi's most memorable performances with very little off-stage development in between, save for a couple of awkward exchanges with very little setup. One such example is the Experience bass player challenging Jimi that he treats them like roadies, when there is nothing in the film prior to the scene that suggests such behavior.
There is no character development, which is the lifeblood of a great biopic. It's especially crucial in a film about an emotionally complex and creative genius like Jimi Hendrix. The film failed on that front.
I just read a review that the movie doesn't even show his death. It tidies it up in some neat text before the credits.
Oliver Stone's The Doors, while not entirely accurate, was a MUCH better biopic of the same era and similar character.
Here in this graveyard it's still No Man's Land
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
And a whole generation who were butchered and damned.