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The Fighting Temptations Reviews

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September 21, 2003
Is The Fighting Temptations a washed up comedy or a monotonous musical?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 20, 2003
The first movie this year to deliver sheer musical pleasure from beginning to end.
September 20, 2003
Cuba Gooding Jr. once again (shows) he and comedy do not belong in the same area code (and, come to think of it, after 'Boat Trip,' did anyone need further evidence?).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 20, 2003
You may or may not believe that gospel music saves the soul of an out of work advertising executive, but it saves the movie and that might be enough to make you say "Amen."
Read More | Original Score: B
September 20, 2003
Gooding's performance is burdened with an unnecessary complexity that works against its comic potential.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 20, 2003
If you like gospel music, you will love this concert -- er, film.
September 19, 2003
I wish the writers had been tempted to write a better story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2003
Predictable but oh my what music!
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 19, 2003
The only real question in this flaccid narrative ... is when everybody will stop talking and start singing again.
September 19, 2003
May not be great cinema, but it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
September 19, 2003
The filmmakers seem to have meant to offer up a spiritual message about community and faith, but it's muddled and hard to find with romance, comedy and phenomenal gospel performances all fighting for the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 19, 2003
Has practically nothing to recommend it save its music: Take that away and Jonathan Lynn's movie is as ordinary as an unsold TV pilot episode. But what music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2003
I've looked forward to Cuba Gooding Jr. movies as eagerly as I anticipate SPAM, but The Fighting Temptations breaks his streak of crumminess.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2003
If you're a gospel lover, you can probably overlook the technical flaws, especially if you see it in a crowded and enthusiastic theater.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 19, 2003
The Fighting Temptations exists for its rousing gospel soundtrack, which is at times so good that you can forgive the movie its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2003
The music is glorious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2003
Can this career be saved? After watching The Fighting Temptations, you may feel that Cuba Gooding Jr.'s may not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
The most tuneful gospel movie since Say Amen, Somebody.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
September 19, 2003
A woefully thin and pointless musical comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 19, 2003
The story is slapdash and most of the jokes are lame, but music by the Reverend Shirley Caesar and the Blind Boys of Alabama lends fleeting touches of a grace that's, um, amazing.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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