Sparkle Reviews

October 31, 2019
Has all the shine of a badly cut rhinestone.
October 22, 2019
[An] uneasy marriage of cliched melodrama and music in an odd March of Time technique.
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.
August 16, 2012
Hackneyed, ho-hum 1976 feature about a black girl group, clearly modeled on the Supremes.
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.
August 16, 2012
Good performances from the principals and a score by Curtis Mayfield nearly raise this film to a more distinguished level.
June 21, 2012
Predictable rise-to-fame tale with gangs, drugs, violence.
January 4, 2007
It's a lousy movie, the kind where camp does not manage to equal fun.
November 4, 2005
August 27, 2005