For Colored Girls Reviews

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June 7, 2019
A lovely and moving film, at once Perry's most dynamic and his most subtle work.
September 11, 2017
Writer/director Tyler Perry is probably used to taking heat from the critics for his films, but he can rest knowing that his latest movie For Colored Girls... is his best film yet. Even though that might not be attributed to his direction or writing.
May 3, 2015
And yet the film remains strangely watchable, even when it's gone bonkers. Especially when it's gone bonkers.
February 1, 2013
Perry aims high, and doesn't embarrass himself in tackling this iconic but dated play.
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.
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.
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.
November 16, 2011
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.
April 4, 2011
Almost everyone in the cast is too talented for this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 14, 2010
A slice-of-life soap opera on what it's like to be a black woman in America.
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.
December 9, 2010
Excruciating when it's bad, which is far too often, but a brave failure in lots of ways.
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...
December 9, 2010
At least an interesting failure.
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.
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