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.
February 1, 2013
Perry aims high, and doesn't embarrass himself in tackling this iconic but dated play.
November 16, 2011
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.
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.
November 11, 2010
Tyler Perry goes art house with For Colored Girls -- and it's both alarming and wonderful to behold.
November 8, 2010
... Tyler Perry at his best, delivering at last on his promise ...
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.
November 6, 2010
[Perry] pulls off disturbing moments by finding conviction and vulnerability in his performers.
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.
November 5, 2010
It has two undeniable virtues, however: Perry's bolder attitude as a writer and uniformly good work by his cast.
November 5, 2010
Tyler Perry melodrama deals with intense, disturbing themes.
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.
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.
November 5, 2010
[Tyler Perry] sings the song the way he likes it - with force, feeling and tremendous sincerity.
November 5, 2010
Perry uses a very heavy hand to create melodrama when the material is dramatic enough.
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.
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