Opening

42% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Aug 22
50% If I Stay Aug 22
—— When The Game Stands Tall Aug 22
7% Are You Here Aug 22
97% Love Is Strange Aug 22

Top Box Office

21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28.5M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $25.1M
14% Let's Be Cops $17.8M
35% The Expendables 3 $15.9M
31% The Giver $12.3M
21% Into The Storm $7.9M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $7.2M
64% Lucy $5.5M
41% Step Up: All In $2.7M
62% Hercules $2.1M

Coming Soon

0% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
85% The Congress Aug 29
—— The Calling Aug 29

New Episodes Tonight

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Franklin & Bash: Season 4
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
57% Legends: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
88% Finding Carter: Season 1
67% Matador: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
83% Extant: Season 1
88% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
86% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Sparkle Reviews

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Keith Phipps
AV Club
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It's a rags-to-riches story that doesn't miss a stop along the well-trod ghetto-to-musical-charts path, but makes its journey with tuneful conviction.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

August 16, 2012
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 16, 2012

Film4

Drab as it is, Sparkle's worth renting for Lorette McKee's performance and the cast renditions of Mayfield's songs. But if you're going to buy anything it should be the soundtrack album.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 16, 2012

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2012
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

June 21, 2012
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

It's a lousy movie, the kind where camp does not manage to equal fun.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 4, 2007
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 0/5

November 4, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 27, 2005
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