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Talk to Me Reviews

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Neither Lemmons nor screenwriters Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa, however, have much of a feel for character, let alone story.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 12, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

There is one good movie in Talk to Me and about four bad ones.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

July 26, 2007
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Lemmons tells her based-on-real-life tale with enough enthusiasm to partially obscure both the clichés lining her plot's path as well as her cursory address of the roiling social unrest gripping the country.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

July 8, 2007
Victoria Alexander
FilmsInReview.com

Petey hated whitey.

Full Review

July 23, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

In spite of Cheadle's forceful performance, the watered down script fails to capture the rawness and polemic logic of a groundbreaking social commentator who spoke truth power on a daily basis.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C+

July 17, 2007
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

For all the wild controversy that Petey ignited in his time, Talk to Me ends up being as generic and watered-down as its title.

| Original Score: 2/4

August 3, 2007
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This straightforward schematic biopic never talks to me.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

November 28, 2007
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Alternates too deliberately between jaunty comedy and serious message-making.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 22, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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About halfway through the movie, it changes direction, becoming less a biographical drama about Petey than a maudlin buddy movie about his relationship with Dewey.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 14, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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he mood shifts awkwardly from broad comedy to melodrama and social commentary.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

July 27, 2007
Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal
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Its dialogue, equal parts uptight honky and jumping jive seems, particularly in the early stretches, to have been generated by a computer.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 27, 2007
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca

The biggest problem with Kasi Lemmons' biopic "Talk to Me" is whether it wants to be a comedy or a drama.

Full Review Source: Sympatico.ca

July 27, 2007
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

What I'm hoping flies under the radar is the unexpected and disappointing transformation of Kasi Lemmons, whose previous pitch-black, haunted sensibility barely makes an appearance in her highest-profile film.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C+

July 19, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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I was bummed out by the movie's trite VH1 cartoon of the black power era -- especially coming from Kasi Lemmons, who made her directing debut with the hauntingly ambiguous Eve's Bayou.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 12, 2007
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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It's an unfortunately neatly packaged tale about a man who, by all evidence, constantly and consciously resisted easy repackaging.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C+

July 14, 2007
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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The writing and direction pull their punches, opting for a 'be cool, yâ(TM)all' ethos and the hazy glow of tribute instead of the messy reality that Greene himself reveled in lancing.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

July 12, 2007
Armond White
New York Press

'Every stereotype has truth,' says Don Cheadle as Petey Greene. That fallacy ruins Talk to Me.

Full Review Source: New York Press

July 12, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Don Cheadle, along with Taraji P. Henson, act up a storm in this biopic about Petey Greene, a 1960s-era deejay who shook up the airwaves with his streetwise rant. Their performances deserve a better film.

| Original Score: C+

July 12, 2007
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Watching it becomes an exercise in frustration when a potentially great movie winds up buried inside a just OK one.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
Fred Topel
Hollywood.com

Unfortunately, the filmâ(TM)s self-importance simply masks a story about a self-destructive loser who lucks into some notoriety.

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/4

July 14, 2007
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