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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Reviews

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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
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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
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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
Variety
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-
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
February 24, 2012
Far more interesting in the context of his filmography than it is to actually watch.
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 24, 2012
Every Perry movie has its highs and lows. This time, the highs are a little higher, and the lows not quite so low.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
AV Club
February 24, 2012
By Perry's standards, it's a high-toned production, which means it doesn't look as if were shot during downtime on a soap-opera set, but it's still as blurry as a fifth-generation copy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 24, 2012
Where's Madea when you need her?
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
February 24, 2012
Good Deeds is more proof that Perry is a crude dramatist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
February 23, 2012
A melodramatic slog riddled with laughable dialogue that wouldn't hold a made-for-TV-movie audience past the first commercial break.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4