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For Colored Girls Reviews

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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
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
November 16, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 11, 2010
Tyler Perry goes art house with For Colored Girls -- and it's both alarming and wonderful to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
November 8, 2010
... Tyler Perry at his best, delivering at last on his promise ...
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
November 7, 2010
Tyler Perry's ambitious adaptation charts the black female experience in America and tackles the big issues: rape, infidelity, murder, mental illness, loneliness.
| Original Score: B
Matthew Sorrento
Bright Lights Film Journal
November 6, 2010
[Perry] pulls off disturbing moments by finding conviction and vulnerability in his performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
November 5, 2010
Director Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is a bold example of an artist's reach exceeding his grasp. And it's hard not to applaud his determination and grade for ambition.
| Original Score: 3/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
November 5, 2010
It has two undeniable virtues, however: Perry's bolder attitude as a writer and uniformly good work by his cast.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
November 5, 2010
Tyler Perry melodrama deals with intense, disturbing themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Wilson Morales
November 5, 2010
It's not a perfect vehicle, but the one thing that stands out is the amazing acting by the ensemble. If anything, the performances outweigh whatever flaws one sees.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
November 5, 2010
A veritable who's-who of A-list African-American actresses (Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg) populates For Colored Girls, and their performances keep this highly theatrical script from suffocating the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 5, 2010
[Tyler Perry] sings the song the way he likes it - with force, feeling and tremendous sincerity.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Willie Waffle
November 5, 2010
Perry uses a very heavy hand to create melodrama when the material is dramatic enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Diva Velez
November 5, 2010
Loopy, ill-paced, but often endearing, For Colored Girls owes everything to its powerhouse stable of actresses who manage to grab at the heart of Shange's words and lift the film past its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
November 4, 2010
It's better to reach for the stars and not always succeed than to lazily play it safe, and For Colored Girls is nothing if not courageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
November 4, 2010
These words and these stories may still resonate with any woman who has struggled to love herself enough to expect and deserve love from others.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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