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The Fighting Temptations Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Great music, mediocre plot and acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 16, 2005
| Original Score: 3/4
June 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 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.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 4/5
December 31, 2003
Down-home, good-natured sense of humor, but a sitcom-ish sentimentality often veering between Sunday sermonizing and silliness.
November 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 24, 2003
You may not be dancing in the aisle, but at least you won't be tempted to flee the theater.
September 20, 2003
The first movie this year to deliver sheer musical pleasure from beginning to end.
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
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
May not be great cinema, but it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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
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
The most tuneful gospel movie since Say Amen, Somebody.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
September 19, 2003
It's not graceful. It's not smart. But it's sweet and cute, and that will do until a real romantic comedy comes along.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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