Talk to Me Reviews
November 5, 2020
A proposal full of self-confidence and expressive force. [Full review in Spanish]
April 27, 2020
Don Cheadle brings sharp humor and deep passion to his portrayal of the Washington, D.C., disk jockey and talk-show host Petey Greene in this historically vital and acute bio-pic...
November 3, 2018
Though funny in places, the film lacks any decent secondary characters... but it's easy to see why Lemmons would decide to keep the camera as much as possible on the two excellent central performances.
August 15, 2018
Cheadle's skillful performance makes Petey a flawed hero worth rooting for, even when his actions offend. Ejiofor also impresses with his subtle turn as the conflicted, success-hungry Dewey. In addition, the film boasts an excellent sound track.
October 20, 2010
Kasi Lemmons' radio drama of flamboyance, fury and finesse cranks the funk on a sister station to "Talk Radio" and "Good Morning Vietnam," powered by two performances of impeccable clarity and cut from Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
April 23, 2009
Although the director succumbs to the genre(TM)s temptation to wrap up a messy life with a neat, platitudinous resolution, she lets her cast give Greene and his era its due.
February 2, 2009
Talk to Me is an incisive portrait of a provocative figure. It comes very close to caricature, but remains human and lively.
October 18, 2008
In its wrenching shift from farce to tragedy, and its evocation of the bridge offered by friendship, Talk to Me tells it, and keeps on tellin' it, much as 'Petey' Greene would have.
July 22, 2008
Just as she did in Hustle and Flow, Taraji P. Henson steals many a scene and is wonderful as Greene's flamboyant girlfriend.
February 22, 2008
It's a visually and aurally riveting trip to an important time from a perspective few here will know, about a person worth meeting.
February 14, 2008
Don Cheadle and Chiwetel Ejiofor make a terrific duo, first as enemies, then as colleagues and finally as partners %u2013 until the partnership self destructs.
February 1, 2008
Largely thanks to Cheadle and Ejiofor in the main roles, it settles into a persuasive rhythm and airs some of the big questions about black struggle against oppression without resorting to glib, feel-good answers.
December 10, 2007
A good movie about a powerful friendship, and it brings a bygone era back to life.
December 6, 2007
Hysterically potent, thought-provoking and deliciously nostalgic. Overall, the proposed chatter is warranted in the movingly impish Talk to Me.
December 1, 2007
Ejiofor and Cheadle are a force to be reckoned with...
November 28, 2007
This straightforward schematic biopic never talks to me.
November 23, 2007
A stronger screenplay and more sensitive direction would have made this movie into something far more genuinely uplifting than it is.