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Kingdom Come Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 8, 2010
...a well-intentioned yet wholly misguided piece of work that effectively wastes its talented cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
There's nothing original about this film, but it does boast a solid anchor in Goldberg and include some pretty good acting around her.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The script, like the direction by Doug McHenry, relies too heavily for comic effect on broad comic contrivances and high-volume arguments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marshall Fine
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
May 23, 2001
It takes this stock situation and gives it moments of discovery, as well as an emotional showiness that's sometimes hard to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ted Murphy
May 6, 2001
With its universal themes, Kingdom Come offers a great deal to enjoy, from its stellar cast to its entertaining screenplay
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
May 3, 2001
Something is amiss when gentleness is the most memorable element of the film that desperately wants to be a rollicking gutbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
April 30, 2001
As performed by a wonderful all-star cast, this hybrid low comedy and heart-tugging soap opera proves richly entertaining.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
April 16, 2001
Develops an uncommonly warm and compassionate tone.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
April 13, 2001
A heavyset daughter who never talks but eats a lot is named Delightful, which is supposed to be funny. That pretty much sums up the movie's comic tone.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 13, 2001
While Kingdom Come follows the formula for comic combustibility, it's even more inert than Bud, who at least comes to life for a brief fantasy sequence.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
April 13, 2001
It is difficult to find anything interesting about the onscreen bickering and distress concerning repeatedly harped-upon issues.
April 12, 2001
The script and plot become far too predictable -- to the point that the audience knows exactly where it's going to go and reluctantly follows it.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 12, 2001
The all-star ensemble of Kingdom Come overcome most of the bumps in their path.
Dave White
April 12, 2001
Awful because it's full of archaic stereotypes, glaringly bad performances and enough Parent 'Hood-ish sitcom yuks to give Spike Lee an arm-length list of reasons to make Bamboozled 2 in response.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 12, 2001
The structure and style are a staple of many traveling black stage shows ... What slays them in the second balcony, though, flattens on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 12, 2001
A mediocre sitcom writ large.
| Original Score: C-
Gemma Files
April 12, 2001
The comedy sequences are routinely played for the very broadest sort of slapstick, which makes its abrupt attempts to switch gears back into genuine dramatic emotion-mode all the more impossible to sustain.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
April 11, 2001
Manages to be profound without being pompous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Stephen Miller
TV Guide
April 11, 2001
LL Cool J and his co-stars, Devine and Goldberg, fare better than their castmates, all of whom deserve stronger material than screenwriters David Dean Bottrell and Jessie Jones's predictable, forgiveness-themed script provides.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Todd Anthony
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 11, 2001
You get the sense that many of the characters and much of the raucous familial wrangling would have worked better in a theatrical setting.
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