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Kingdom Come Reviews

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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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.
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-
April 12, 2001
A mediocre sitcom writ large.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 11, 2001
Manages to be profound without being pompous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2001
Despite an appealing cast that includes Toni Braxton and Cedric The Entertainer, Kingdom Come won't leave you with a happy feeling -- and it may just leave you feeling surly.
April 11, 2001
Sometimes there's nothing to be done about death except laugh at it, which is exactly what the comedy Kingdom Come does, with most of the right laughs in most of the right places and some unexpected ones thrown in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 11, 2001
Sharp performances and funny dialogue, along with its innate sweetness, make Kingdom Come a winner.
April 11, 2001
A lukewarm African-American sitcom that forsakes the laugh track in favor of an R&B soundtrack.
April 11, 2001
Because they are of a piece, the movie's farcical and sentimental excesses work together.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 11, 2001
This is so amateurish that the cast members, whose characters are all supposed to come from the same little Southern town, don't even bother to adjust their wildly differing accents.
April 11, 2001
It's all too easy to see through the movie to its plot gears, and all too evident where the grinding of those gears is taking us.
April 11, 2001
As well done as this film is in places, though, it's hard to be forgiving amid diarrhea jokes, hectoring, high-strung drama queens and heavy-set ladies swinging purses.
April 11, 2001
There's not much this gifted cast can do with the Bottrell-Jones script.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 11, 2001
A hit and miss proposition, with an abundance of laughs and emotional highlights to help brighten the dimly lit corners of cliche-mongering.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2001
Kingdom Come has passably funny moments, but they don't connect; it might work on video for viewers who glance up at the screen from time to time. The more attention you pay to it, the less it's there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 11, 2001
Kingdom Come makes it on heart, not flash.
April 10, 2001
Demands high tolerance for low comedy.
April 10, 2001
A grab-bag of loosely connected scenes and lives than a film with a firm sense of direction.
April 10, 2001
There are long stretches of dialogue and not a lot of action.
April 10, 2001
A rich pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 10, 2001
While Fox Searchlight was obviously hoping for another tasty serving of Soul Food, this ensemble-driven message dramedy is considerably less digest-ible with its oversized portions of heavy-handed sentiment and cartoony characterizations.
April 10, 2001
If you're looking for a story that doesn't manipulate you every step of the way, you'll have to wait until you know what.