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I Can Do Bad All By Myself Reviews

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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
October 2, 2009
Contrived, sentimental, tonally bipolar, and as predictable as clockwork, this latest from chitlin' circuit impressario Tyler Perry is just a fat slab of ecstatic entertainment.
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Nick Schager
Time Out
September 16, 2009
Narratively and grammatically dim redemption pap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
September 15, 2009
It is easy to knock the Tyler Perry formula, but you have to give the man credit: He knows how to create meaty roles for women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 14, 2009
Though no one would cite him for the cinematic qualities of his visually pedestrian films, Perry is a master conductor of emotions.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
September 14, 2009
Mr. Perry has his moviemaking machine running smoothly, which is to say somewhat predictably.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 14, 2009
Unashamedly fond of mixing messages of vengeance and piety, Perry nevertheless manages to reduce the tonal whiplash, so that this newest entry glides a little more easily from broad laughs to teary anguish and finally sweeping uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
September 14, 2009
It's the best Tyler Perry movie to date -- the writer/director/actor/mogul's most confident and competent mixture of uplifting black middle-class melodrama and low-down comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 14, 2009
After a summer of phony, pasty rom-coms, do this: See a movie where old-fashioned notions of love, faith, strength, and the possibility of redemption are taken seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
September 12, 2009
Tyler Perry's latest hodgepodge has its moments.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
September 11, 2009
There are absolutely no surprises in store, plot-wise, though Perry's approach has always been to rework familiar narrative conventions in such a way as to reaffirm key values.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 11, 2009
Perry plugs into the primal power of gospel, blues, soul, and the black church in ways that make Bad far more affecting than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
September 11, 2009
Like a chef who keeps making the same recipe over and over, Tyler Perry has found his strength and he's sticking to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5