For Colored Girls Reviews

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May 3, 2015
And yet the film remains strangely watchable, even when it's gone bonkers. Especially when it's gone bonkers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 12, 2010
Tyler Perry proves that he is even more ham-handed and cartoonish with drama than he is with his incredibly popular so-called comedies.
November 10, 2010
... women are good and the men are, almost all, bad. It is a cliché overdone and, unless you are a die hard Tyler Perry fan, should be missed.
November 9, 2010
The basic plot and acting are good but those stilted monologues are entertainment killers.
November 9, 2010
Perry's weakness for the lowest common denominator transforms both anger and affirmation into sludge, not great poetic cinema like Spielberg's The Color Purple, Jonathan Demme's Beloved or Rodrigo Garcia's Mother and Child.
November 8, 2010
For Colored Girls is so shamelessly terrible it would make a great midnight hoot-fest, if you had the stomach to laugh at Shange or some of the best (and most underused) actresses of their generation...
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