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      A proposal full of self-confidence and expressive force. [Full review in Spanish]

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5 | Nov 5, 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...

      Full Review | Apr 27, 2020

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Nov 3, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Aug 15, 2018

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/5 | Nov 18, 2011

      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 | Oct 20, 2010

      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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Apr 23, 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 | Feb 2, 2009

      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.

      Full Review | Oct 18, 2008

      Just as she did in Hustle and Flow, Taraji P. Henson steals many a scene and is wonderful as Greene's flamboyant girlfriend.

      Full Review | Jul 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 | Feb 22, 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.

      Full Review | Feb 14, 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 | Feb 1, 2008

      Even Martin Sheen is keepin' it real.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Dec 11, 2007

      A good movie about a powerful friendship, and it brings a bygone era back to life.

      Full Review | Original Score: B | Dec 10, 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 | Dec 6, 2007

      Ejiofor and Cheadle are a force to be reckoned with...

      Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4 | Dec 1, 2007

      This straightforward schematic biopic never talks to me.

      Full Review | Original Score: C | Nov 28, 2007

      A stronger screenplay and more sensitive direction would have made this movie into something far more genuinely uplifting than it is.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Nov 23, 2007

      The movie is decent enough, but contains Greene's story in a sentimentalised career arc.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2/5 | Nov 23, 2007

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