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The Preacher's Wife Reviews

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January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If not for the pervasive spirit of the season, something like this could easily send me into sugar shock. It's a little too nice and happy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
February 18, 2013
Has a big heart, but no sense of pace and conflict to sustain the viewing experience for an unnerving two hours.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 15, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
April 17, 2002
All the singing make for a slim plot and slimmer characters. Neveretheless, if you like Houston, you'll love The Preacher's Wife.
July 14, 2005
Definitely not Denzel Washington's finest hour.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
September 13, 2012
While the sheer force of Washington's charisma keeps his otherwise monotonous character watchable, the same can't be said for the late Houston, woefully flat in a malnourished role.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
You'd probably get more enjoyment out of the soundtrack than the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Penny Marshall's remake of The Bishop's Wife is very uneven -- sometimes sweet or soulful, often stiff.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
There are so many Whitney Houston singing opportunities here that the filmmakers might just as well have thrown caution to the wind and made a full-blown musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Dudley seems a bit too mortal here, not quite otherworldly enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 12, 2002
For a movie that might have offered a new twist of the mistletoe, The Preacher's Wife delivers the Scrooge-like acceptable market minimum.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Penny Marshall's latest could turn the most God-fearing citizen into an atheist.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
At best only manages to showcase the tonsil talents of gospel singing Whitney to little lasting effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
This movie could have done more, but what it does, it makes you feel good about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 18, 2010
Denzel's Christmas angel meets Whitney's voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
An endearingly modest entertainment elevated by the luminous double presence of Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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