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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Perry has assembled a formidable ensemble, including Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Thandie Newton, Anika Noni Rose, Tessa Thompson, Kerry Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashad and, in the most searing cameo, Macy Gray."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Director Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls is a bold example of an artist's reach exceeding his grasp. And it's hard not to applaud his determination and grade for ambition."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Perry aims high, and doesn't embarrass himself in tackling this iconic but dated play."
‑ Roger Moore, Movie Nation
"Perry's awkwardly constructed screenplay and equally muddled direction is one 'metaphysical dilemma' not even these strong, and strongly gifted, women can conquer."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"It's refreshing to see an all black cast, in a film that places black women's stories front and centre; it's just a shame that the stories are such downers."
‑ Coco Forsythe, Future Movies UK
"For Colored Girls is so shamelessly terrible it would make a great midnight hoot-fest, if you had the stomach to laugh at Shange or some of the best (and most underused) actresses of their generation..."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"Perry gets points for persistence, yes, and for ambition. But that's not enuf."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
""For Colored Girls" features a lot of heartache and pain, but lacks any sense of purpose. It sacrifices depth for despair and suffers because of it."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Tyler Perry movies certainly have their place in society, as they undoubtedly have a strong moral core and are made with noble intentions. On the evidence of For Colored Girls though, he should leave the serious drama alone."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"Director Tyler Perry has taken on a huge task in bringing Ntozake Shange's stage play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf to the screen."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Ham-handed, obvious, overblown and pretentious, For Colored Girls is a plain disaster."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Shange's words retain their power despite the melodramatic incidents Perry has woven to fill in the spaces between poems, his flat, TV-style direction and the highly variable performances of an all-star cast."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Best" and "worst", "good" and "bad" are judgment calls that seem unusually difficult to apply here... [Tyler Perry's] strangest and most endlessly fascinating film."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Almost everyone in the cast is too talented for this."
‑ Dave White, Movies.com
"These performances are exceptional. While the structure of the film doesn't work very well, there is nothing at all wrong with the acting."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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