Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012)

A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 12, 2012
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Tyler Perry's craftmanship as a director continues to improve, but his stories are still the same ol' hoary, pretentious melodramas.

Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York

A ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the preceding dramatic tension and resurrects a cloying Richard Marx chestnut to boot.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A simplistic and utterly-predictable morality tale.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Whose life, Wesley asks in the movie's narration, is he living? Judging from all the sterile office and apartment space and his mile-long face, I'd say Bruce Willis's in "The Sixth Sense.''

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David DeWitt
New York Times

Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

A few good scenes, a few solid messages...But he's such a dull dramatist and boring actor that the message isn't delivered.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Good Deeds, with its Frank Capra-gone-Good Will Hunting title, is lucky to have Thandie Newton, easily the most gifted actress ever to have starred in a Tyler Perry movie.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... smoothly entertaining. Eventually, though, Perry is undone by his own deft clichés, and he doesn't know when to stop ...

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
I enjoy Tyler Perry's movies, especially the Madea flicks. However, his movies can be very melodramatic and borderline Lifetime TV quality. Here,… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Being pushed over the edge in so many directions not only as a successful businessman, but as a member of his family, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has for quite… More
Manu Gino
Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be. Not bad or great. It is a script with certain imbalance and some organizational issues.… More
Bathsheba Monk
I liked the story...good people getting together, trying their best to do the right thing. This is my first Tyler Perry movie and I think now I have to go back… More