Kingdom Come Reviews

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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.
April 12, 2001
The all-star ensemble of Kingdom Come overcome most of the bumps in their path.
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.
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.
April 12, 2001
A mediocre sitcom writ large.
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.
April 11, 2001
Manages to be profound without being pompous.
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.
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.
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
Kingdom Come has its moments, but clearly isn't as good or funny as it could have been.
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.
April 11, 2001
An offensive portrait of an extended African-American family featuring a roster of characters portrayed without respect, affection, humor, or anything resembling good taste.
April 11, 2001
A messy, largely disappointing comedy-drama that's hopelessly torn between sincerity and outrageousness.
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.
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
Kingdom Come won't cause anyone to die laughing, but you should find the theme of reconciliation and redemption to be a sweet and reassuring one.
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