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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A simplistic and utterly-predictable morality tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
A few good scenes, a few solid messages...But he's such a dull dramatist and boring actor that the message isn't delivered.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 12, 2012
... smoothly entertaining. Eventually, though, Perry is undone by his own deft clichés, and he doesn't know when to stop ...
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 7, 2012
In terms of Perry's oeuvre it's surprisingly light on the cheesy melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
March 3, 2012
It's in the upper half of Perry's filmography, at any rate, both in terms of conceptual rigor and execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
March 3, 2012
Tyler Perry is no Douglas Sirk.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 3, 2012
The melodramatic film has numerous light and comical touches, and the performances are uniformly good. The film's pace, however, has the consistency of molasses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jackie K. Cooper
March 1, 2012
An entertaining film with Perry in the lead, but the acting honors are stolen by the supporting cast
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
February 26, 2012
A ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the preceding dramatic tension and resurrects a cloying Richard Marx chestnut to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
February 25, 2012
'Message' movie lacks humor to draw in teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
February 25, 2012
Whose life, Wesley asks in the movie's narration, is he living? Judging from all the sterile office and apartment space and his mile-long face, I'd say Bruce Willis's in "The Sixth Sense.''
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
February 25, 2012
Good Deeds has a Hollywood gloss very much in keeping with its San Francisco settings and attractive cast.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 24, 2012
There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Leydon
February 24, 2012
An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline.
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David DeWitt
New York Times
February 24, 2012
Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 24, 2012
Good Deeds, with its Frank Capra-gone-Good Will Hunting title, is lucky to have Thandie Newton, easily the most gifted actress ever to have starred in a Tyler Perry movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Alison Willmore
February 24, 2012
[Tyler Perry's Wesley] is Prince Charming for a prospective audience of women who are less enchanted by rippling abs than by kindness and responsibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
February 24, 2012
Perry's considerate plotting is deliberate, perhaps even overlong, but with an attuned sense of people's evolving feelings and relationships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bill Gibron
February 24, 2012
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Alonso Duralde
February 24, 2012
Far more interesting in the context of his filmography than it is to actually watch.
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