May 19, 2020
It has taken 25 years for Michael Bennett's Dreamgirls to go from Broadway to the big screen. The delay can be forgiven, however, because the film rocks on all levels.
June 6, 2019
Very much rooted in its disco-era decadence, but it is always fiercely, vibrantly fresh
January 24, 2019
Neither thought-provoking nor entertaining enough - remains largely average and underwhelming.
November 3, 2018
While Dreamgirls has many fantastic attributes -- brilliant musical numbers, top performances, and some amazing camerawork and editing -- it doesn't quite gel, ensuring that this musical never moves from being a good film to a supreme one.
January 5, 2018
This film could earn eight Oscar nominations. It's so much fun. Let's go see a movie where you smile, and cheer ... and tap your feet a little, too.
July 6, 2010
The energy is so high in sequences like this -- and there are lots of them -- that it almost doesn't matter that we've seen this story before, in Ray and other film biographies about the "heartbreak" of musical stardom.
January 6, 2010
Condon's adaptation is polished and enjoyable and yet something is missing from making it a truly great musical movie--perhaps a more coherent vision or unity.
August 28, 2009
A musical for people who've forgotten how to listen, and how to feel
May 13, 2009
It compares to that other "legitimate" musical smash of recent vintage, Chicago. It just doesn't have the life or fun of Chicago.
April 29, 2009
A tight and entertaining musical with a show stealing performance by Jennifer Hudson.
July 22, 2007
Dreamgirls opened on Xmas day and it was every much of a brilliant holiday movie. I guess the only complaint I have is it is too slick.
July 14, 2007
There's a joy on screen -- a love for the material that's palpable and contagious -- but the material, in the end, lets them down.
July 14, 2007
...Hudson offers up a seriously underwhelming performance...
March 24, 2007
You may not be expecting this from a musical, but Dreamgirls is one of the most fast-paced, frenetically-edited, roller-coaster rides of a movie that you'll see all year.
March 12, 2007
Dreamgirls is a splashy film with a great cast, strong performances, terrific music and an engrossing, though...familiar, story.
March 7, 2007
There's no faint-praise here. It's the best film of the year.
February 26, 2007
Una lujosa producción que, a nivel dramático, tiene la misma profundidad que una telenovela. Eso sí: hay (alguna) buena música y una inusual actuación de Eddie Murphy.