Daddy's Little Girls Reviews

Page 1 of 2
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.
March 3, 2007
Love can transcend class lines; in Tyler Perry's universe, it also defies all rules of the legal system -- and logic.
February 21, 2007
It makes you happy to receive the Word of Perry.
February 20, 2007
Come back, Madea, and bring your chainsaw.
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.
February 16, 2007
Subtlety has never been Perry's strength, but his previous films balanced the sermonizing with good humor and sincerity. Perhaps next time, he'll ease up on the lectures, and bring back the love.
February 16, 2007
The lead actors make Perry's didacticism easier to take.
February 16, 2007
The hamfistedness of Daddy's Little Girls ultimately shatters its charms.
February 15, 2007
Given his built-in appeal, Perry has the opportunity to broaden the subject matter of so-called black movies. He takes a stab at it in Girls, but he could do so much better.
February 15, 2007
This particular Tyler Perry movie offers some glimpses of the graceful comic talent its one-man entertainment empire can be if he turns down the volume more often.
February 15, 2007
In terms of direction, this is the sharpest film Perry has made. It moves at a deft pace, and the comedic sequences continually score. He also knows how to create a mood.
February 15, 2007
In Daddy's Little Girls, Tyler Perry merits an A for the messages he wants to deliver but only a C-plus for the way he delivers them.
February 15, 2007
Implausible? Yes. Predictable? Yes. Entertaining? You bet.
February 15, 2007
Perry will never get an Oscar nomination, but he has something better: an audience.
February 15, 2007
[Union and Elba] are such expressive, extremely thoughtful performers. They have chemistry and they have class. What they don't have is a filmmaker who knows yet how to use either to make real movie magic. I'm rooting for him to figure it out.
February 15, 2007
Perry has great casting instincts, and in Elba and Union he's matched two gifted, equally gorgeous actors, both of whom seem ready to make sparks fly. If only their director would let them.
February 14, 2007
It is exciting to think that someone in Perry's position is indeed challenging himself, as he could presumably coast along on tried-and-true formulas for quite some time.
February 14, 2007
Lumbering morality tale packaged as a romance.
February 14, 2007
Tyler Perry likes preaching to the choir.
February 14, 2007
[Perry's] gotten comfortable behind the camera. And without Madea, his obese, smart-mouthed alter-ego auntie, to portray, the man in the dress shows he really can direct.
Page 1 of 2