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How Stella Got Her Groove Back Reviews

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Cole Smithey
February 21, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 20, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
October 13, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
June 7, 2003
The "Groove" is on the move in Sullivan's ethnically snappy and exotic May-December romancer. Bassett and Diggs make for a sizzling couple
| Original Score: 3/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Gives Angela Bassett the full star treatment, and she gives it right back.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 2, 2002
This fine and funny film proves that a love that nurtures fills an emptiness that nothing else can fill.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Stella may be frothy and paper-thin, but it's also another great success for star Angela Bassett, who transforms the film into an infomercial for her considerable abilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Playing strictly to the rafters, How Stella Got Her Groove Back is, nonetheless, entertaining, with its snappy dialogue, well-choreographed slapstick humor and talented cast.
Venise Wagner
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It's a fun movie -- full of laughs and touching moments.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Thanks to its sizzling pair of lovers, Stella easily sweeps one up into its groove.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Ms. Bassett portrays this high-strung superwoman with such intensity that she makes her almost believable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
The issues that arise from such a May/September male/female pairing are sensitively and intelligently explored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
January 1, 2000
In the best role since her Tina turn in What's Love Got to Do With It, Bassett is terrific and looks incredible in sexy swimsuits, jogging gear and evening wear.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Diggs and the veteran Bassett contribute depth, mystery and reality to their portrayals, and their vibrant chemistry turns their age difference into a legitimate dilemma.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
For the most part it is charming and endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Awkward pacing problems at the hands of a novice helmer, but the strong material and the fine delivery more than make up for the directorial inconsistencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Edward Johnson-Ott
NUVO Newsweekly
January 1, 2000
The kind of movie that invites you to relax, ease back in your seat and simply enjoy spending a couple of lazy hours with a group of likable, extremely well-drawn characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Russell Smith
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
It's scrumptious junk food for the brain -- tasty and probably not the least bit good for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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