Sparkle - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Sparkle Reviews

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Michael Szymanski
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
June 21, 2012
Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Cornelius
January 4, 2007
It's a lousy movie, the kind where camp does not manage to equal fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 16, 2012
Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.

TV Guide
August 16, 2012
Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2012
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.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
August 16, 2012
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 | Original Score: B-
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