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Temptation Reviews

January 3, 2014
Perry's movies have become so thematically grandiose, visually incoherent, and self-defensively bourgeois that the only way to receive them lately is as a cynic.
April 1, 2013
Perry has some worthwhile filmic models-Temptation gestures at Woody Allen in its setup, and Douglas Sirk in its melodrama-but he isn't even in the same star cluster as those greats.
April 1, 2013
Look, we know what's going to happen. The movie's called Temptation, okay? Yet we still have to sit through more than an hour of flirty glances and repetitive conversations between Judith and Harley until anything vaguely adulterous occurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
April 1, 2013
Tyler Perry's Temptation is an awful, awful film and while it is easy to mock and dismiss, it is also kind of a shame to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 29, 2013
Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington's skyline plague the narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2013
It isn't until Temptation grows flamboyantly bad in its final act that it rises to the level of good dumb fun in the trashy tradition of Perry's most entertainingly awful films.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 29, 2013
A few wild, third-act twists give Perry's middling melodrama some soap-opera kick. But all the finger-wagging sure does get tiring after a while.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2013
Perry's ongoing disinterest in improving as a filmmaker is now seemingly part of his unshakable belief in himself, his insistence on doing his thing his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 29, 2013
If Perry has had one strength as a dramatist, it's been his willingness to empathize with villains as well as victims. In Temptation, he lacks even that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 29, 2013
The mixed tones don't quite meld; While Smollet-Bell is fine, the broad comedy is so sporadic it feels out of place.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 29, 2013
Perry's film lags and limps along its two-hour runtime before finally going whole hog on one of the most dizzyingly weird final acts in recent cinematic history.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 29, 2013
This heavy-handed melodrama represents one of Tyler Perry's weakest efforts ever, and that's saying something.
March 29, 2013
A ludicrous marital drama-cum-morality play from contemporary black cinema's most prolific multihyphenate.
March 29, 2013
And really, who better to shill for the institution of marriage than 43-year-old bachelor Perry, who uses homosexuality as a punch line (or symbol of evil decadence) and HIV as a cheap plot gimmick?
March 29, 2013
The first half is a functional (if exceedingly predictable) melodrama before devolving, just as predictably, into a cautionary cartoon.
March 29, 2013
Tyler Perry's insane, inane Old Testament-style morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5