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Good Deeds

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Romance

Release Date :

February 24, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Tyler Perry

Starring :

Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Jamie Kennedy, Rebecca Romijn, Gabrielle Union, Brian White, Eddie Cibrian, Jordenn Thompson, Beverly Johnson, Phylicia Rashad

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

“..we get things like establishing shots and coverage and a cohesive look that tend to be absent in his earlier efforts..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
2 of 5

“..we get almost everything we expect from his films, except for this: It's boring..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4

“..way too much talk about sacrifice and self-improvement..”
by Stephen Cole [Globe and Mail]
2 of 5

“..there is no faith-based message, but the moral is obvious: persistence pays off..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
2 of 5

“..the potential exists in Good Deeds for a thoughtful examination of class divisions within the African-American community..”
by Thomas Leupp [Hollywood.com]
Review rate : C

“..the film doesn't coherently explore this theme..”
by Sam Adams [AV Club]
0.5 of 4

“..sadly, that tone is funereal, and it's always a beat out of step with the rhythms of both real life and most movies..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
“..relentlessly unsurprising in its plotting and borderline comical in its melodramatic flourishes..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
2 of 5

“..much cut-rate melodrama ensues, none of it particularly painful to watch..”
by Keith Uhlich [Time Out New York]
0.5 of 4

“..melodramatic slog riddled with laughable dialogue that wouldn't hold a made-for-TV-movie audience past the first commercial break..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
3 of 5

“..it's no less savvy an entertainment..”
by Alison Willmore [Movieline]
Review rate : B-

“..it lacks even the token Perry touch of comic relie..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 4

“..graciously, this is but a speed bump in the structured but organically textured narrative landscape..”
by Rob Humanick [Slant Magazine]
“..flat movie in which he's hitting his "women as victims" theme a bit more lightly..”
by Roger Moore [San Jose Mercury News]
“..as usual in Perry's films, the characters are strictly one-dimensional- at least, until they're not..”
by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter]

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