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Brown Sugar Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The spirit of the old school echoes strongly throughout the film and parallels the purity of the passions and personalities of the paramours.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

December 30, 2008
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

Brown Sugar manages to take hip-hop's well-established history and make it digestible for audiences not necessarily tied directly into the core of that culture.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies

July 2, 2008
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Fine performances from Diggs and Lathan give life to an otherwise rehashed love story, but musician Mos Def steals the show.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

May 20, 2003
Ron Bishow
Katrillion.com

All in all, Brown Sugar is a satisfying well-made romantic comedy that's both charming and well acted. It will guarantee to have you leaving the theater with a smile on your face.

Full Review Source: Katrillion.com

December 18, 2002
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

The plot is romantic comedy boilerplate from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 8, 2002
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Hip-hop rarely comes alive as its own fire-breathing entity in this picture.

| Original Score: 2/4

November 20, 2002
Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY

True to its title, this hip-hop When Harry Met Sally is plenty sweet, but is that what we really want from a film set in the world of rap music?

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 19, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Brown Sugar takes an old tale and tells it in a fresh, modern way. The music's pretty good, too.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

November 7, 2002
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews

Brown Sugar is nothing you haven't seen before, but if you're into the whole New York-based romantic comedy thing, you'll probably find it a blast.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

November 1, 2002
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Hip-hop has a history, and it's a metaphor for this love story.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

October 27, 2002
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's predictable, but it jumps through the expected hoops with style and even some depth.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

October 26, 2002
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A lot more dimensional and complex than its sunny disposition would lead you to believe.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

October 25, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's rare that a movie can be as intelligent as this one is in every regard except its storyline; everything that's good is ultimately scuttled by a plot that's just too boring and obvious.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

October 16, 2002
James Hill
BET.com

"Brown Sugar" admirably aspires to be more than another "Best Man" clone by weaving a theme throughout this funny film.

October 15, 2002
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Brown Sugar needed a little more flavor.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 15, 2002
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Lathan and Diggs have considerable personal charm, and their screen rapport makes the old story seem new.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

October 14, 2002
David Levine
Filmcritic.com

Not sweet enough to liven up its predictable story and will leave even fans of hip-hop sorely disappointed.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 11, 2002
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

A smart, sassy and exceptionally charming romantic comedy.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 11, 2002
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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You don't have to know about music to appreciate the film's easygoing blend of comedy and romance.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 11, 2002
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Makes the sweet case that sincerity strikes the biggest romantic sparks.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/5

October 11, 2002
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