First Sunday
First Sunday (2008)

Gospel-minded playwright David E. Talbert produces, writes, and directs this urban crime comedy concerning a pair of criminals who take a group of church parishioners hostage while attempting to rob the holy house, only to find their… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2008
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57%



Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: First Sunday may have its heart in the right place, but its funny bone is dislocated.

Mark Holcomb
Time Out

Grafting moral uplift on to a slapstick caper with mixed results, this nevertheless captures some of the giddy eccentricity of the Ealing comedies it haphazardly resembles.

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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune

The movie's total lack of focus and its unimpressive script should render it totally unwatchable. Weirdly, that doesn't quite happen.

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

First Sunday isn't an out and out bad film, but to be a good one it would need to either greatly raise the dramatic steaks, or push its comedic boundaries over the top in conception. Instead it treads water safely in the middle, and it shows.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

If Tyler Perry ever wanted to turn Dog Day Afternoon into a treacly after-school special, it would probably end up looking a lot like this.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Your enjoyment of this movie may depend on the Tracy Morgan factor. Rarely has there been a comic who can switch from funny to unbearably grating with such speed.

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Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Perhaps moviegoers demand simplicity and cheap laughs more than ever during tough times, but this must be discouraging to aspiring African-American comedians and writers.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

The movie is designed to be uplifting and inspirational, but everything about it is tired and listless. It doesn't so much make you feel the spirit as drain it out of you.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

While we can't presume to know the Lord's mind, somewhere in the footnotes to the Ten Commandments there must be a rule about not using insipid piety to excuse incompetent comedy.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

This movie fails as a comedy, a drama, a morality play, and as a coherent motion picture. Awful stuff!

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
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Lenny Muggsy
Didn't really hit the target being a comedy, Katt Williams could have had more lines with his funny character.
Corey Wood
OMG! Movies need more meaning. WHO MAKES A MOVIE ABOUT STEALING FROM A CHURCH.
Keysha H
This was a really funny movie, that was made awesome by Tracy Morgan and Katt Williams and Rickey Smiley. They made the 1st part of the film so very… More
Khris N
A black morality tale... a nice twist from Cube's previous film outings. The comedy is still there, but throw in religion, guilt and the ghetto and you in… More
Keith Adams
Funny at the first act, but, by the second & third act, it gets too preachy & too predictable.

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