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Sparkle

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

August 17, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Salim Akil

Starring :

Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Curtis Armstrong, Mike Epps, Omari Hardwick, Cee-Lo, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter, Derek Luke, Terrence Jenkins

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..this new Sparkle still sparkles more brightly than its 1976 namesake..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
2.5 of 4

“..story is familiar, though the talented cast makes the most of rather tired material..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B-

“..is never more than an overheated mediocrity. The one thing it isn't, however, is dull..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B-

“..improved on the source material as much as possible while still succumbing to some of the same hoary showbiz beats..”
by William Goss [Film.com]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jon Bream [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
1 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
Reviewed by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
Reviewed by Stephen Holden [NY Times]
Reviewed by Andrew Barker [Variety]

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