Reviews

Apr 17, 2019
The ensuing life lesson drama has all the spice of a bowl of oats.
Nov 9, 2018
This is a bellyaching, foot-stomping, hoot-and-hollering movie for any crowd.
Jan 11, 2018
A shamelessly feelgood movie with a lightweight moral theme involving honesty, prejudice and hypocrisy, it narrowly keeps its head above the cliches by virtue of its attractive star and musical numbers.
Dec 28, 2010
Great music, mediocre plot and acting.
Jun 14, 2009
The indifferent gospel music that permeates the movie never solidifies with the dramatic might that the genre is known for...
Aug 7, 2008
Sep 26, 2006
Although there are plenty of positive, feel-good elements to this movie, they are outweighed by missed opportunities to do something more valuable.
Apr 1, 2006
Jul 16, 2005
Mar 14, 2005
Jan 27, 2005
...the plot's stupid, the writing's bad, the acting is barely professional, but the movie isn't evil.
Jan 15, 2005
You might think this prodigal would learn to take responsibility for his lies ... or humbly accept the consequences of his crimes and change. Nope.
Jun 25, 2004
As a romantic comedy...neither exceptional nor groundbreaking. But as a musical, the movie bursts with foot-stomping, arm-swaying, finger-snapping gospel music.
Jan 1, 2004
The Fighting Temptations is a movie that will soften even the most cynical moviegoer. You can see most of it coming a mile away, and it still works.
Dec 31, 2003
Down-home, good-natured sense of humor, but a sitcom-ish sentimentality often veering between Sunday sermonizing and silliness.
Dec 12, 2003
hopelessly sub-standard feel-good fare
Nov 26, 2003
Nov 18, 2003
All about the music, and you'd have to be truly tone-deaf not to respond to its soaring harmonies and spirited spirituality.
Nov 16, 2003
It feels more like an artificial fable than a story we can sink our teeth into.
Nov 10, 2003
Cuba Gooding Jr. [is] so animated a performer that he even appears to be overacting on this movie's poster.