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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.
Matthew Turner
July 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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 Germain
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
October 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
Guylaine Cadorette
October 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
October 11, 2002
A smart, sassy and exceptionally charming romantic comedy.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
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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