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I Can Do Bad All By Myself Reviews

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September 11, 2009
By shoving half a dozen songs -- gospel, funk and soul -- into the film, Perry shows he still hasn't mastered pace and learned to sacrifice scenes to make his movies faster and smoother.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2009
Ultimately, we wind up with another Tyler Perry movie in which a wayward woman must learn to submit to two patriarchies: the nice blue-collar guy who's going to solve her problems, and Jesus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 16, 2009
Taraji P. Henson is the Mary J. Blige of film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2009
Narratively and grammatically dim redemption pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 12, 2009
Not a very good movie, but it has some sincerely positive ideas, and those ideas almost make up for the fact that it's not a very good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 11, 2009
It's discouraging to watch Bad build an unusual rhythm in the opening scenes only to stop itself and sprint back into Madea/preach mode, where the uncomfortable marriage of Jesus and domestic violence reigns.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 14, 2009
Sometimes-gritty dramedy has some moving moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 11, 2009
Perry predictably delivers a "lesson" toward the end of the film about the power of love over violence. After watching the movie, you'll either leave inspired or ready to turn in your church membership.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 15, 2009
If the Atlanta impresario is just bored with cranking out two adaptations a year of his earlier stage work, the audience is getting restless, too.
September 16, 2009
Lurches around for nearly two hours before concluding that all its heroine needed all along was a good (and hunky) man and Jesus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 12, 2009
Sadly, the barrage of "inspirational" musical numbers in the second half stops the narrative dead in its tracks.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 11, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 9, 2009
To keep empire building, Perry needs to step up his game. And his new film -- the almost-musical I Can Do Bad All By Myself -- ain't quite there.
September 12, 2009
Tyler Perry's latest hodgepodge has its moments.
September 13, 2009
If Perry continues to surround himself with great talent like this, maybe it'll force him to step up his own game and make a movie that departs from his increasingly tired formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 11, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: D+
September 13, 2009
The songs and Henson's sensitive portrayal of the woman who has neglected herself and her home keep us involved.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 11, 2009
Despite a plot that's arguably Perry's most predictable, I Can Do Bad All By Myself is genuinely affecting when the gospel spirit takes hold and is a marked improvement over his last two pieces of moral burlesque.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 11, 2009
On that positive and melodious note, Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself does no harm.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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