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Dreamgirls Reviews

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January 4, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
A tight and entertaining musical with a show stealing performance by Jennifer Hudson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/4
February 19, 2007
Newcomer Jennifer Hudson owns the movie with her magnetic presence and go-tell-it-on-the-mountain voice.* ** ** *
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 19, 2007
Jennifer Hudson makes her acting debut in Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, and it's safe to say the phrase "star-making turn" was invented for performances like hers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 15, 2007
I could have happily sat through the first half a second time, though I was barely able to sit through the second half once.
February 10, 2007
To say that Dreamgirls is the best musical so far this century is to make no great claim for it. To say that it's the best film about the music business since 1996's Grace of My Heart and fit to be spoken of in the same breath says more.
February 7, 2007
A stellar cast, stunning sets and costumes and engaging music make this a modern musical for a new generation.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 5, 2007
Few pictures can match the glamorous pull of Dreamgirls. Bill Condon's first big musical since Chicago is a glossy, gleaming Cadillac of a film with a vintage rhythm and blues engine tuned to perfection. The cast is dressed to kill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 3, 2007
The opening rump-shaking immediately sets the tone: Dreamgirls pulses with sheer exuberance. When was the last time a musical, much less a huge Hollywood production, felt this alive?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
February 2, 2007
Eddie Murphy is worth the price of admission alone. He isn't so much a masculine stage presence as a walking erection with a quiff.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 1, 2007
Entertaining, impressively directed musical drama with a show-stopping, Oscar-nominated performance by Jennifer Hudson.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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