The Preacher's Wife Reviews
February 23, 2019
One flash of Washington's warm, genuine smile is enough to hook anyone. There is a sincerity, a gentleness and a kindness that comes across no matter what role he plays and this one lets those qualities shine.
August 6, 2012
The music, the chemistry between Houston and Washington, and minor characters that make us smile make this film worth watching-especially around Christmas, when this is set.
December 18, 2010
Denzel's Christmas angel meets Whitney's voice.
September 5, 2009
Houston's inevitable chart-toppers aside, the film mainly sells the values of cooperation and good-samaritanism.
July 10, 2003
Generally pleasant and unobjectionable, if not rather bland.
September 24, 2002
There are many good reasons for going to see The Preacher's Wife.
August 28, 2002
Reminds us to cherish the ones we love for they are the presence of God in our lives.
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.
June 5, 2002
A sweet, sentimental, well-intentioned spoonful of holiday cheer that's pleasant enough as long as one doesn't take too close a look at how little of it really makes any sense.
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.
January 1, 2000
A welcome boost for audiences seeking images of black characters without criminal tendencies.
January 1, 2000
A fun, feel-good family film that actually does leave you feeling good.