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Deliver Us from Eva (2003)

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44

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 82
Fresh: 36 | Rotten: 46

Though Union and LL Cool J are appealing romantic leads, Deliver Us From Eva is too predictable and contrived.

47

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 16

Though Union and LL Cool J are appealing romantic leads, Deliver Us From Eva is too predictable and contrived.

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 19,936

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Movie Info

Three men discover that meddling in their sister-in-law's love life only makes their own lives more complicated in this romantic comedy. Eva Dandridge (Gabrielle Union) developed a sense of responsibility early on in life, when after the death of her parents she was left to care for her three younger sisters, Kareenah (Essence Atkins), Bethany (Robinne Lee), and Jacqui (Meagan Good). All four of the Dandridge sisters have grown up to be attractive, intelligent, and successful; Kareenah is

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Gary Hardwick, James Iver Mattson, B.E. Brauner

Jun 17, 2003

$17.3M

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All Critics (88) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (36) | Rotten (46) | DVD (7)

[Smith] and Union bring out the best in each other, especially (and surprisingly) during the more dramatic emotional interludes.

July 6, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Depicts gender warfare as a kind of pillow fight.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
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Any romantic comedy that gives you time to think probably isn't doing its job.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Stuff like that happens only in sitcoms and bad movies ...

February 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Solid cast and the occasional chuckle notwithstanding, this movie is wildly uneven, chugging this way and that before careening off track.

February 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
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Deliver us from screenplays that force likable protagonists to twist and bend their personalities to serve the contortions of a ridiculous and formulaic plot.

February 10, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Above average movie for high schoolers.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Smith and Union overcome the sometimes-strained mechanics of the plot.

January 5, 2010 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

While the premise of the director's follow-up ... is promising, he botches the execution at every turn, leaving his cast to drift aimlessly among half-baked plot points.

March 25, 2003 Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY
eye WEEKLY

The simplistic approach to the material will no doubt please undiscriminating viewers, while those who've seen any romantic comedy will be consistently several steps ahead of the characters.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
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The fact that there's little new in the roundabout urban updating of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew detracts not a whit from its charms, most of which come from leads LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

For the most part, Deliver Us From Eva is a pretty enjoyable, if predictable, romantic comedy.

March 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

[LL Cool J] delivers an immensely pleasing, touching performance.

March 4, 2003 Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine
Premiere Magazine

Only LL Cool J's considerable charisma keeps this from completely sinking.

February 19, 2003
Creative Loafing

A wheelbarrow full of laughs with smart characters played well by a brilliant cast.

February 12, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

You end up with a movie that's never more than harmlessly entertaining and adequate -- I doubt the filmmaker was aiming so low.

February 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

This update of The Taming of the Shrew has appealing stars in Smith and Union, but their charm is too fragile to survive the dopey script.

February 11, 2003 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

A lot more fun than its title implies.

February 9, 2003 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

The movie may try and hastily deliver Eva, but it barely delivers anything worthwhile beyond its sluggish pacing.

February 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

It avoids the template for a while, but by the end, it's doing everything that every other film of its genre does, right down to the reconciliation that occurs in a public setting.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

Audience Reviews for Deliver Us from Eva

Your typical, run-of-the-mill black chick-flick. It was only okay =/
August 9, 2009
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