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Daddy's Little Girls Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 1, 2012
Infinitely more captivating for its outrageous ungainliness than a great many more proficient filmmakers have ever been able to manage.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
Dismissed by critics but embraced by African-American audiences, Tyler Perry now opens his pictures without press previews, but on the basis of this expert melodrama he might want to reconsider.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 29, 2007
The cast is likable, and Perry makes good use of the Atlanta locations.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Perry's habit of reducing drama to verbal sermons is the main thing keeping his movies within the realm of daytime TV.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2007
Yes, it's true that Tyler Perry's movies are mostly formualaic. Yes, it's true that Tyler Perry isn't the finest director in the world. But it's also true that Tyler Perry is getting better.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
March 3, 2007
Love can transcend class lines; in Tyler Perry's universe, it also defies all rules of the legal system -- and logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 25, 2007
...cardboard characters and awkward dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Toddy Burton
Austin Chronicle
February 25, 2007
I entered this moviegoing experience ready for a lot of wincing and eye-rolling. But dammit if this movie didn't make me laugh and cry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cynthia Fuchs
February 24, 2007
Jenny and Joe don't help to make a case for the "good men" and "strong women" they seem to oppose. They only drag everyone down.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 23, 2007
Even when Perry doesn't dress up like a woman, he's pretty much a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 21, 2007
It makes you happy to receive the Word of Perry.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jim Ridley
Village Voice
February 20, 2007
Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
February 20, 2007
The action bogs down in a torrent of clichés.
Cole Smithey
February 19, 2007
Cottage-industry independent filmmaker Tyler Perry fumbles with this family drama about Monty (Idris Elba), a salt-of-the-earth car mechanic and father of three girls trying to win a custody battle with his lowlife ex-wife.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Peter Sobczynski
February 19, 2007
A sorry excuse for filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
February 18, 2007
The movie reaches the heights of melodrama with narrative cliches that border on the surreal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 17, 2007
Tyler Perry, the man behind Madea's Family Reunion, is not a subtle filmmaker. But Perry's stories can be emotionally effective.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 17, 2007
While its look at interclass romance among African-Americans and the struggles of a working-class single father is fresh and vital, the heavy-handed execution isn't.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Stephen Saito
Premiere Magazine
February 16, 2007
Tyler Perry's latest conspicuously lacks his drag clad alter ego Madea %u2014 the star of his earlier hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion %u2014 but it manages to be a drag nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pam Grady
February 16, 2007
Perry enters into the arena of soap opera with a melodrama that often makes little sense, content to luxuriate in its heart-tugging suds without offering much in the way of logic.
| Original Score: 2/4
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