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For Colored Girls Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
And yet the film remains strangely watchable, even when it's gone bonkers. Especially when it's gone bonkers.
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
February 1, 2013
Perry aims high, and doesn't embarrass himself in tackling this iconic but dated play.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
January 6, 2013
"For Colored Girls" features a lot of heartache and pain, but lacks any sense of purpose. It sacrifices depth for despair and suffers because of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 25, 2012
Best" and "worst", "good" and "bad" are judgment calls that seem unusually difficult to apply here... [Tyler Perry's] strangest and most endlessly fascinating film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Dequina
February 6, 2012
Perry's awkwardly constructed screenplay and equally muddled direction is one 'metaphysical dilemma' not even these strong, and strongly gifted, women can conquer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Tyler Perry movies certainly have their place in society, as they undoubtedly have a strong moral core and are made with noble intentions. On the evidence of For Colored Girls though, he should leave the serious drama alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Almost everyone in the cast is too talented for this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK
February 18, 2011
It's refreshing to see an all black cast, in a film that places black women's stories front and centre; it's just a shame that the stories are such downers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 17, 2011
Director Tyler Perry has taken on a huge task in bringing Ntozake Shange's stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 31, 2010
These performances are exceptional. While the structure of the film doesn't work very well, there is nothing at all wrong with the acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
'For Colored Girls' doesn't do justice to the play it's based upon. However, the talent Tyler Perry has assembled here cannot be denied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 14, 2010
A slice-of-life soap opera on what it's like to be a black woman in America.
Full Review | Original Score: C
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 10, 2010
While gunning for the same empowering vibe as Waiting To Exhale, enduring this miserable effort from Tyler Perry is more like praying to expire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tim Robey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 9, 2010
Excruciating when it's bad, which is far too often, but a brave failure in lots of ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phelim O'Neill
December 9, 2010
Perry crafts poorly paced soap opera, playing out in the most obvious and crass manner possible the situations that the poems subtly dance around. Shange's original text...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
December 9, 2010
At least an interesting failure.
| Original Score: 2/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
December 8, 2010
Tyler Perry's drama is beautifully acted but Ntozake Shange's multiple, interlocking narratives ultimately defy his efforts to bring them to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
December 8, 2010
So thickly does Perry lay on the sanctimony and self-pity, you begin to wonder if it's all a spoof. Stick a Wayans brother in there and you could call it Tragic Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
November 19, 2010
Perry has assembled a formidable ensemble, including Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad and, in the most searing cameo, Macy Gray.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
November 13, 2010
Perry gives with one hand and takes with the other-the thrill of seeing these actresses "do their stuff" is decimated by Perry's insistence on welding a plot and adding "contemporary" additions to Shange's lyrical, timeless monologues.
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