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Brown Sugar Reviews

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Michael Dequina
December 30, 2008
The spirit of the old school echoes strongly throughout the film and parallels the purity of the passions and personalities of the paramours.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
July 2, 2008
Brown Sugar manages to take hip-hop's well-established history and make it digestible for audiences not necessarily tied directly into the core of that culture.
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Fine performances from Diggs and Lathan give life to an otherwise rehashed love story, but musician Mos Def steals the show.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ron Bishow
December 18, 2002
All in all, Brown Sugar is a satisfying well-made romantic comedy that's both charming and well acted. It will guarantee to have you leaving the theater with a smile on your face.
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The plot is romantic comedy boilerplate from start to finish.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 20, 2002
Hip-hop rarely comes alive as its own fire-breathing entity in this picture.
| Original Score: 2/4
Adam Nayman
November 19, 2002
True to its title, this hip-hop When Harry Met Sally is plenty sweet, but is that what we really want from a film set in the world of rap music?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
November 7, 2002
Brown Sugar takes an old tale and tells it in a fresh, modern way. The music's pretty good, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
November 1, 2002
Brown Sugar is nothing you haven't seen before, but if you're into the whole New York-based romantic comedy thing, you'll probably find it a blast.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
October 27, 2002
Hip-hop has a history, and it's a metaphor for this love story.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 26, 2002
It's predictable, but it jumps through the expected hoops with style and even some depth.
Read More | Original Score: B+
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 25, 2002
A lot more dimensional and complex than its sunny disposition would lead you to believe.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 16, 2002
It's rare that a movie can be as intelligent as this one is in every regard except its storyline; everything that's good is ultimately scuttled by a plot that's just too boring and obvious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Hill
October 15, 2002
"Brown Sugar" admirably aspires to be more than another "Best Man" clone by weaving a theme throughout this funny film.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
October 15, 2002
Brown Sugar needed a little more flavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 14, 2002
Lathan and Diggs have considerable personal charm, and their screen rapport makes the old story seem new.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Levine
October 11, 2002
Not sweet enough to liven up its predictable story and will leave even fans of hip-hop sorely disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
October 11, 2002
A smart, sassy and exceptionally charming romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
October 11, 2002
You don't have to know about music to appreciate the film's easygoing blend of comedy and romance.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
October 11, 2002
Makes the sweet case that sincerity strikes the biggest romantic sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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