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The Preacher's Wife Reviews

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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Esther Iverem
Washington Post
September 24, 2002
There are many good reasons for going to see The Preacher's Wife.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The Preacher's Wife qualifies as old-fashioned Hollywood movie making at its corniest and most saccharine. But the mostly African American cast puts an engaging spin on the chestnut, and it works beautifully.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The Preacher's Wife is one Christmas picture that actually is in the spirit of the season. It's warm, sentimental, amusing yet serious, bringing fantasy to bear upon the painfully real.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A welcome boost for audiences seeking images of black characters without criminal tendencies.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Penny Marshall's remake of The Bishop's Wife is very uneven -- sometimes sweet or soulful, often stiff.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
As warm and cheery as a mug of hot cocoa on a frosty morn.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Entertainment Weekly
December 13, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: A-