Dreamgirls Reviews

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January 24, 2019
Neither thought-provoking nor entertaining enough - remains largely average and underwhelming.
August 28, 2009
A musical for people who've forgotten how to listen, and how to feel
July 14, 2007
...Hudson offers up a seriously underwhelming performance...
May 19, 2007
Worse than a movie of the weak (pun intended)
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.
February 16, 2007
Os realizadores exibem exatamente o mesmo preconceito que fingem condenar em seu longa, valorizando mais a estética do que o talento. Hipocrisia, Dreamgirls é seu nome.
February 9, 2007
...less compelling than the actual history of the Supremes. Similarly, the music felt like faxed-over Motown, a couple of generations less crisp than the original.
February 3, 2007
There is no single person or story to centre the drama around, and Murphy's performance, though widely liked and indeed now Oscar-nominated, is for my money flatly written with very little of the high comedy octane of which we know he is capable.
February 2, 2007
a mildly engrossing lecture on the pitfalls of fame -- drug abuse, failed marriages and egos run rampant -- all set to the melismatic bellowing of semi-catchy show tunes.
January 27, 2007
Whatever boldness Condon brings to the project is ultimately sunk by its disappointing lack of human drama in favor of by-the-numbers rise-and-fall theatrics.
January 25, 2007
It reserves singing and dancing for the stage until Jamie Foxx just randomly bursts into verse while strolling down the street. Dreamgirls wants to be Effie but ends up as Deena: thin, smooth, unburdened by a personality.
January 24, 2007
A poorly written film with poorly written songs and almost no character development.
January 18, 2007
Aside from Jennifer Hudson's beefy performance, this black r&b musical never conveys much soul.
January 3, 2007
It looks and plays like every other glitzy star-bio of the past decade. It has no perspective on anything. Most detrimentally, Dreamgirls' music has no soul.
January 2, 2007
Unfortunately, nothing else in the film is even in the same galaxy as Hudson's song ['And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going'].
January 2, 2007
Hudson goes over-the-top, then tops her over-the-topness, and it is entirely possible the Academy will reward her for her intensity -- but still, is this really acting?
January 2, 2007
Dreamgirls" is a better musical than Chicago or Rent, but then, that isn't really saying much.
December 30, 2006
It's a product that promises magic, and yet gives us nothing to live on.
December 29, 2006
When Dreamgirls is behind the mic, it's Oscar golden. But when it's powered by anything other than its pipes, say story-telling, it falls flat and hard.
December 29, 2006
Any director hoping to capture racism, catfights, and urban decay with music this square, and filmmaking this haphazard, is a fool.
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