The Preacher's Wife Reviews

November 6, 2019
While the movie has heartwarming stamped all over it, the plot stacks the deck against this light comedy with a dark undercurrent of marital insecurity, failure of leadership and testing one's faith.
February 18, 2013
Has a big heart, but no sense of pace and conflict to sustain the viewing experience for an unnerving two hours.
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.
July 14, 2005
Definitely not Denzel Washington's finest hour.
July 3, 2005
September 15, 2004
May 20, 2003
January 29, 2003
July 26, 2002
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Penny Marshall's latest could turn the most God-fearing citizen into an atheist.
January 1, 2000
You'd probably get more enjoyment out of the soundtrack than the film.
January 1, 2000
At best only manages to showcase the tonsil talents of gospel singing Whitney to little lasting effect.
January 1, 2000
Penny Marshall's remake of The Bishop's Wife is very uneven -- sometimes sweet or soulful, often stiff.
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.
January 1, 2000
Dudley seems a bit too mortal here, not quite otherworldly enough.