On the One (2005)



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A successful rapper who's in trouble with a crooked producer reaches out to his minister brother for help and guidance. Billoah Greene, Darien Sills-Evans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Charles Randolph-Wright directed.
PG-13 (for language, sex and drug references)
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Billoah Greene
as Teshawn Tucker
Darien Sills-Evans
as Wesley Tucker
Tichina Arnold
as Desiree
Denise Burse
as Sister Marcie
Eartha Kitt
as Ms. Nettie
Patti LaBelle
as Sister Jasmine
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Critic Reviews for On the One

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing.

April 20, 2006
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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A religious feel-good message, first and foremost. As for drama, well, it's a distant second.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Washington Post
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Nor does it sermonize at the expense of entertaining. Instead, it melds gospel and hip-hop for a music-driven tale of twin brothers who reconnect.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Houston Chronicle
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If ever there was an aptly titled film, it's Preaching to the Choir.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Detroit News
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A sappy, redemption-soaked story about two Harlem-raised brothers that is as old as the Bible itself.

Full Review… | April 14, 2006
Detroit Free Press
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Preaching to the Choir seeds adequately in the very fertile genre of black films about redemption, but don't expect performances on the level of last year's Diary of a Mad Black Woman or The Preacher's Wife.

Full Review… | April 13, 2006
Dallas Morning News
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Audience Reviews for On the One


The movie is quite enjoyable. I wish the romance between Teshawn and Kia wasn't too abrupt. I would have loved more love scenes with them.

Morgan Bane
Morgan Bane

Call this one "Brother Act." Instead of Whoopi Goldberg's Reno lounge singer in "Sister Act," Preaching to the Choir has a hip-hop star hiding out from a gangsta record producer in his estranged brother-minister's Harlem church.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

A great story line. It had some unessesary parts and lanuage though. If you like this watch "The Gospel" It is even better and the music makes for a must have soundtrack!

Ashley Firkus
Ashley Firkus

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