On the One
On the One (2005)

A successful rapper who's in trouble with a crooked producer reaches out to his minister brother for help and guidance. Billoah Greene, Darien Sills-Evans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Charles Randolph-Wright directed.

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 12, 2005
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2006
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing.

Tom Long
Detroit News

If ever there was an aptly titled film, it's Preaching to the Choir.

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Kam Williams

A blasphemous blaxploit!

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A religious feel-good message, first and foremost. As for drama, well, it's a distant second.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

A sappy, redemption-soaked story about two Harlem-raised brothers that is as old as the Bible itself.

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Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

Not even the presence of Eartha Kitt can bring this negligible and amateurish work to life.

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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Nor does it sermonize at the expense of entertaining. Instead, it melds gospel and hip-hop for a music-driven tale of twin brothers who reconnect.

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Jean Nash Johnson
Dallas Morning News

Preaching to the Choir seeds adequately in the very fertile genre of black films about redemption, but don't expect performances on the level of last year's Diary of a Mad Black Woman or The Preacher's Wife.

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Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

Filters its lessons through contemptuous twin brothers before settling on the redemptive power of gospel music sung by a church ensemble.

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