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LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
The film raises the questions it hopes churches will answer. It's clearly designed to open discussion on these questions, and to encourage churches to discuss sexual abuse.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
... an enjoyable and competently made film that will appeal to secular-minded moviegoers as well as the choir.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
October 25, 2004
As with a good sermon, it is engaging, and strives to inspire and provide food for thought. Audiences going in knowing what to expect shouldn't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 25, 2004
It sounds like a rather overt Christian message, but the film is actually more of a cautionary melodrama with religious sermons sprinkled in between the various scenes
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
October 24, 2004
A very interesting, if not always successful drama that is also part revivalist sermon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
October 23, 2004
while director Michael Schultz's work is unsubtle...it's guaranteed to find a sympathetic audience, much in the same way Jakes' plainspoken sermons connect with his followers.
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Mary Brennan
Seattle Times
October 22, 2004
A monochromatic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John McMurtrie
San Francisco Chronicle
October 22, 2004
As a film it plays like a heavy-handed morality tale one might come across on a middling cable network.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
October 22, 2004
A case of preaching to the choir.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 22, 2004
The talented players work hard to sell it, but all too often Woman is over-intellectualized and self-consciously arty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 22, 2004
There is little to like about many of the hard characters we meet. Yet the film has a core generosity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 22, 2004
It is more a public service announcement than a movie, but it has to be more useful to its audience than a summer blockbuster offering Halle Berry's tips on how to use a bullwhip.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
October 22, 2004
Woman boasts an unexpected edginess, as well as a terrific performance from Kimberly Elise.
Read More | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 22, 2004
For all the tough-minded talk and frank portraits of inner-city life... the film is not altogether convincing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
October 21, 2004
It offers a compelling portrait of human tragedy and the journey to redemption.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 21, 2004
Unlike many films with Christian agendas, this one doesn't sweep ugliness under the rug.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 21, 2004
Good intentions. Wish it were a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 12, 2004
Typical of the sort of melodrama that's the stuff of well-meaning telefilms, but...played at too high-pitched a tone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Bill Beyrer
CinemaBlend.com
October 10, 2004
This isn't a bad movie; it's just watered down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
October 8, 2004
More like a very special episode of Oprah than a night out at the movies.
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