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Talk to Me Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 23, 2009
Although the director succumbs to the genreā(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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2007
Even Martin Sheen is keepin' it real.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
December 10, 2007
A good movie about a powerful friendship, and it brings a bygone era back to life.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 6, 2007
Hysterically potent, thought-provoking and deliciously nostalgic. Overall, the proposed chatter is warranted in the movingly impish Talk to Me.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2007
Ejiofor and Cheadle are a force to be reckoned with...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 28, 2007
This straightforward schematic biopic never talks to me.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 23, 2007
A stronger screenplay and more sensitive direction would have made this movie into something far more genuinely uplifting than it is.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2007
The movie is decent enough, but contains Greene's story in a sentimentalised career arc.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2007
This biopic of Greene, a DJ most Brits will not know, has a limited appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2007
Poignant and often very funny, Cheadle deserves a clutch of prizes come awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 23, 2007
If the picture doesn't ultimately live up to the raw vitality of Cheadle's performance, it remains an uplifting snapshot that broadcasts its message with zero distortion. Tune in and you won't be turned off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2007
A traditionally handsome biopic bursting with 1960s period detail and firecracker performances, Talk To Me tackles one of the most volatile periods in American history, but tragically finds nothing interesting to say about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2007
The incendiary soundtrack and committed performances keep the film in its groove, which could give Cheadle another well-deserved shot at an Oscar.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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