Talk to Me Reviews

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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 18, 2011
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.
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.
November 23, 2007
A stronger screenplay and more sensitive direction would have made this movie into something far more genuinely uplifting than it is.
November 23, 2007
The movie is decent enough, but contains Greene's story in a sentimentalised career arc.
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.
November 22, 2007
Thanks to its two leads, the film remains vivid, honest and deeply felt.
November 21, 2007
There's terrific chemistry between the leads, but an episodic structure set over 20 years is too sprawling to really allow for a connection.
September 1, 2007
Speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack.
August 11, 2007
Despite its earnest attempts at power drama, the joy of Talk to Me lies in the comedy and the wild performances.
August 3, 2007
The movie's occasional narrative shortcomings are offset by the performances, which are uniformly fine.
July 27, 2007
Its dialogue, equal parts uptight honky and jumping jive seems, particularly in the early stretches, to have been generated by a computer.
July 27, 2007
The characters are brought to vivid life with remarkably compelling performances by two of the screen's most versatile actors: Don Cheadle as the freewheeling Greene; and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Hughes, the aggressively ambitious executive.
July 27, 2007
As Lemmons effortlessly makes her film both a colorful tour of the turbulent '60s and a delicately paced character study, the men emerge as two halves of a whole; often in disagreement, always brothers.
July 27, 2007
Cheadle gives a performance of contained cool and bluff bravado, suggesting barely a hint of the rage you would expect from a man just out of a nine-year prison sentence.
July 27, 2007
The problem is, the last section of the movie doesn't follow the career path of Greene: It traces the blander character of Hughes.
July 27, 2007
[A] well-acted film about making the move from the street to the mainstream.
July 27, 2007
he mood shifts awkwardly from broad comedy to melodrama and social commentary.
July 27, 2007
Lemmons, her extraordinary cast and gifted crew deliver laughing, crying and plenty of signifying.
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