Temptation (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 29, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Wesley Morris

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.

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Peter Sobczynski
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Opting to make an adult version scared straight instead of a thoughtful, provocative piece on marriage, Perry hopes to frighten couples to stay together with his latest drama.

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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice

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.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington's skyline plague the narrative.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

Straitlaced and sermonizing, this is a sluggish cautionary tale about deviating from righteous church teachings.

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Jen Chaney
Washington Post

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.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Michael Dequina

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.

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Everett Johnson
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I'm admitting that this is the first time I have actually sat down and watch a Tyler Perry directed movie. I've seen bits and pieces of them on TV,… More
Bathsheba Monk
This is just a good old-fashioned story. And Tyler Perry is radical in that he doesn't go for high-octane pyrotechnics to tell that story. The set-up in… More