The Family That Preys Reviews

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September 12, 2017
Though the movie at times flowed like a soap opera with its dramatic turns and pregnant pauses, it kept your attention.
February 18, 2012
November 17, 2011
September 29, 2008
(Tyler) Perry, a cinematic one-man band who wrote the script, produces, directs and plays the role of a decent husband and construction worker, is still growing as a filmmaker.
September 19, 2008
It has Tyler Perry's trademark trio: sincerity, spirituality, and story. And if he passes on that other "s" -- subtlety -- that's all right.
September 18, 2008
A simple tale of good versus evil that also delivers solid acting and an enjoyable script
September 16, 2008
Well, GOod for Ty,ler Perry. He has invented his own genre of movie.
September 15, 2008
When he's not distracted trying to accessorize dresses, Tyler Perry can write a decent enough soap opera.
September 15, 2008
If all Tyler Perry did with The Family That Preys was give Alfre Woodard a good part, that would be enough to make the movie worth seeing. But he does more.
September 15, 2008
By far the best thing about the enterprise is Woodard. If she's not in this thing, I think it goes kaput.
September 15, 2008
The film takes off when Woodard's and Bates' characters go on a Thelma & Louise-style road trip.
September 15, 2008
It's hard to resist the movie's mixture of soap opera, humor and heart-filled homilies.
September 15, 2008
This mix of lovingly-written characters and terribly hokey plots makes for an uneven but occasionally engaging drama.
September 15, 2008
A smart, satisfying movie experience.
September 15, 2008
Defiantly old-school, undeniably entertaining, Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys is a shiny, two-timing throwback to 1950s melodramas like Giant, those wellsprings of such prime-time soaps as Dallas and Dynasty.
September 15, 2008
Thanks to some first-rate acting from its stars, it ranks among Perry's best.
September 15, 2008
Religion is important to these characters but the presence of Christianity itself is practically incidental.
September 13, 2008
Another pat and predictable cautionary tale which nonetheless manages to push the right emotional buttons. That's the magic of the Tyler Perry genre.
September 12, 2008
Message-heavy dramedy features fine performances.
September 12, 2008
As usual, morality prevails: Faith and family are key virtues, while lust and greed are duly punished, though Perry is getting better at disguising his manipulation.
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