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SYNOPSIS: A bold exploration of the intrigue and perils of infidelity, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a compelling love story that dives straight into the heart of obsessive passion. "It's about a woman who starts to get restless in her relationship and her choice to be with another man has a huge effect on the rest of her life," explains screenwriter/producer/director Tyler Perry. "She goes on a journey - in her career and in her marriage - and she ends up in a very different place than she expected." In a departure from his… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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"Perry's movies have become so thematically grandiose, visually incoherent, and self-defensively bourgeois that the only way to receive them lately is as a cynic."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"Tyler Perry's Temptation is an awful, awful film and while it is easy to mock and dismiss, it is also kind of a shame to behold."
‑ Peter Sobczynski, Chicago Sun-Times
"Straitlaced and sermonizing, this is a sluggish cautionary tale about deviating from righteous church teachings."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"Perry has now built a media empire from spinning his own wheels."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"There are many problems with the opening two-thirds of Temptation; an infinity of problems. But the biggest is that it's immoderately boring."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Perry has some worthwhile filmic models-Temptation gestures at Woody Allen in its setup, and Douglas Sirk in its melodrama-but he isn't even in the same star cluster as those greats."
‑ Zachary Wigon, Village Voice
"Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington's skyline plague the narrative."
‑ Andy Webster, New York Times
"Smollett-Bell, Gross, and Brandy work hard to bring an emotional authenticity to their characters and relationships--an authenticity that is ultimately negated by questionable choices in Perry's script and direction."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Tyler Perry has found a star in Jurnee Smollett-Bell."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com
"Perry accurately points out how, when a marriage gets dull, you don't actually need a rich, intense playboy (Robbie Jones) who reveals himself to be Lucifer incarnate to speed up the "till death do us part" process."
‑ Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW Toronto
"Look, we know what's going to happen. The movie's called Temptation, okay? Yet we still have to sit through more than an hour of flirty glances and repetitive conversations between Judith and Harley until anything vaguely adulterous occurs."
‑ Jen Chaney, Washington Post
"It isn't until Temptation grows flamboyantly bad in its final act that it rises to the level of good dumb fun in the trashy tradition of Perry's most entertainingly awful films."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"beyond dumb"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"Never has a film so needed Tyler Perry in Madea drag or a pot of boiling grits hurled in someone's face."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Tyler Perry is a moralist who doesn't have sense enough to engage us by making sin look like fun."
‑ Perry Seibert, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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