The Family That Preys Reviews

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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
The movie plays almost exactly like four daily soap episodes stitched together.
September 15, 2008
As usual, the villains are very bad, and the good guys are very noble -- until they get mad and clock their wives.
September 15, 2008
It's hard to resist the movie's mixture of soap opera, humor and heart-filled homilies.
September 15, 2008
The suds that cascade through Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys more than equal the cubic footage from nighttime soaps like Dallas, Dynasty and their offspring.
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 14, 2008
[Perry] squanders his most impressive cast yet on one of his least compelling stories.
September 14, 2008
Tyler Perry's trademark sitcomish sermonizing has lightened up a bit here to explore hot topic race and class issues, but his 'family values is the best revenge' anthem, is awash as usual in sudsy mayhem.
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
Overstuffed and self-indulgent...The Family That Preys is nothing more than a busy-minded, shifty soap opera propelled by its empty-minded sense of indignation.
September 12, 2008
Tyler Perry has something, there's no doubt. But in The Family That Preys, it's buried under by an avalanche of unbearable, soap opera drivel.
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.
September 12, 2008
Tyler Perry's latest work of Gospelsploitation is honest-to-God entertaining, thanks in large part to its Oscar-caliber leading ladies.
September 12, 2008
It's all rather dull if you don't have laundry to fold while watching.
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