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Talk to Me Reviews

Cliff Doerksen
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Bob Mondello
NPR.org
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In its wrenching shift from farce to tragedy, and its evocation of the bridge offered by friendship, Talk to Me tells it, and keeps on tellin' it, much as 'Petey' Greene would have.

Full Review Source: NPR.org

October 18, 2008
Jonathan Crocker
Time Out
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Thanks to its two leads, the film remains vivid, honest and deeply felt.

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

November 22, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

September 1, 2007
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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The movie's occasional narrative shortcomings are offset by the performances, which are uniformly fine.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 3, 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
Rob Salem
Toronto Star
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The characters are brought to vivid life with remarkably compelling performances by two of the screen's most versatile actors: Don Cheadle as the freewheeling Greene; and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Hughes, the aggressively ambitious executive.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

July 27, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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As Lemmons effortlessly makes her film both a colorful tour of the turbulent '60s and a delicately paced character study, the men emerge as two halves of a whole; often in disagreement, always brothers.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 27, 2007
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Cheadle gives a performance of contained cool and bluff bravado, suggesting barely a hint of the rage you would expect from a man just out of a nine-year prison sentence.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

July 27, 2007
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The problem is, the last section of the movie doesn't follow the career path of Greene: It traces the blander character of Hughes.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 27, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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[A] well-acted film about making the move from the street to the mainstream.

| Original Score: B-

July 27, 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
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Lemmons, her extraordinary cast and gifted crew deliver laughing, crying and plenty of signifying.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 27, 2007
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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Don Cheadle has elevated yet another film: Talk to Me is better than it intends to be. But thank Ejiofor as well.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2007

Minneapolis Star Tribune
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... has a solid sense of time and place and character.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 26, 2007
Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
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Talk to Me is more than enough fun as a showcase for Mr. Cheadle's wit and spontaneity and as an inside look at the airwaves' transition from warm and fuzzy comforter to the anything-goes entertainment of today.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

July 21, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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The movie also presents '60s turbulence from a black point of view, which is not only bracing but also feels closer to the point of it all.

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

July 20, 2007
David Ansen
Newsweek
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Brilliant, alcoholic and self-destructive, Greene is the fascinating subject of Kasi Lemmons's funky, R&B-driven biopic -- a vital entertainment that struts confidently between comedy and drama.

July 17, 2007
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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A very honest yet curiously affecting experience.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

July 17, 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
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
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie begins with a whirlpool of comedy and manic energy, and then grows, as it must, more serious and introspective.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 13, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Smart, conflicted, and immensely entertaining.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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...a movie that perfectly captures the vibe of a person, a place, a time and a way of being, and even gets, indirectly and without a whiff of sanctimoniousness, to the heart of what being an American ought to mean.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

July 13, 2007
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Talk to Me offers uplift without phoniness, history without undue didacticism and a fair number of funny, dirty jokes.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 13, 2007
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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As an intimate portrait of the complex, fruitful and extremely volatile friendship between trailblazing African American men whose daring came to redefine an industry, it's fresh and revelatory.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

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
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
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Don Cheadle -- explosive because you've never before seen this model of actorly restraint -- is a one-man fireworks show in Talk to Me, Kasi Lemmons' rollicking, resonant portrait of the real-life ex-con who improbably became a civic icon.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 12, 2007
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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Rescued from hagiography and cliche by tart writing and a spark-plug star performance from Don Cheadle.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 12, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Blessedly free of the usual biopic freight and sanctimony, the exuberant new film Talk to Me has a great subject and a great actor working in tandem.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

July 12, 2007
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
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It makes you feel not only the joy people experienced in the wash of Greene's raucous, truth-saying humor, but also his wisdom and calm.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

July 12, 2007
Stephen Garrett
Time Out New York
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The writing and direction pull their punches, opting for a 'be cool, y(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
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A rowdy, richly offbeat biopic.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

July 11, 2007
Nathan Lee
Village Voice
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Talk To Me lacks every kind of specificity (historical, psychological, socio-cultural) but redeems itself through the dedication of its Cheadlicious lead.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 10, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Again demonstrating why he's one of the most versatile actors around, Don Cheadle gives another prize-worthy performance as Ralph Waldo 'Petey' Greene Jr.

June 22, 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
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