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Total Count: 8


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A trio of musically talented Harlem sisters rise to become major stars of the '50s. Unfortunately, their sudden popularity causes much turmoil in their lives. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Sparkle

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

  • 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.

    Aug 16, 2012 | Rating: B-

    Keith Phipps

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  • Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.

    Aug 16, 2012 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 16, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.

    Aug 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.

    Jun 21, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a lousy movie, the kind where camp does not manage to equal fun.

    Jan 4, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sparkle

  • Apr 19, 2012
    Had its ups and downs but the music is just great. Loved Mary Alice as Effie.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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