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"[A] rowdy, richly offbeat biopic....The two actors are marvelous. The elegant, magnetic Ejiofor makes Dewey a complexly divided man....Cheadle plays Petey as an antic hedonist..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] funny, earnest, affectionate new film....As portrayed by Mr. Cheadle, Petey Greene is a person of quick wit and tender heart, an irrepressible hustler whose fundamental integrity is never in doubt."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "TALK TO ME speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cheadle gets his teeth into the character, nailing his distinctive drawl....Charming and good-hearted..."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n affectionate homage to a singular talent and a vital social document, filled with as much cultural comment as sassy, risque humour."Total Film "[R]esonant about race and power issues in a way that pitifully few movies are nowadays....It has something significant to say."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n emotionally grounded and aspirational tale....Director Kasi Lemmons brings the period back to life..."Ultimate DVD52.21224

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"[A] rowdy, richly offbeat biopic....The two actors are marvelous. The elegant, magnetic Ejiofor makes Dewey a complexly divided man....Cheadle plays Petey as an antic hedonist..." -- Grade: A-Entertainment Weekly "[A] funny, earnest, affectionate new film....As portrayed by Mr. Cheadle, Petey Greene is a person of quick wit and tender heart, an irrepressible hustler whose fundamental integrity is never in doubt."New York Times 3 stars out of 4 -- "TALK TO ME speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack."USA Today 3 stars out of 5 -- "Cheadle gets his teeth into the character, nailing his distinctive drawl....Charming and good-hearted..."Empire 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n affectionate homage to a singular talent and a vital social document, filled with as much cultural comment as sassy, risque humour."Total Film "[R]esonant about race and power issues in a way that pitifully few movies are nowadays....It has something significant to say."Sight and Sound 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n emotionally grounded and aspirational tale....Director Kasi Lemmons brings the period back to life..."Ultimate DVD52.21224

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"...A deft use of black-and-white fantasy sequences....The mystery plot is also quite ingenious....Smoothly plotted and emotionally haunting..." Movieline's Hollywood Life "...The filmmaker's preference for expressive, fluid, nocturnal, operatically 'feminine' imagery is emerging as her artistic signature....There is a pleasure in giving oneself up to the gutsy swirls of the film's imagery..." Entertainment Weekly "...[Jackson gives a] moving performance....You're swept up, engulfed in Romulus's singular world..." Premiere "...Mr. Jackson does a superb job of conveying Romulus's fear....Ms. Lemmons does a thoughtful and potent job....[The film] is intriguing..." New York Times "...Jackson keeps you riveted..." Rolling Stone51.84302

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"...An uncommonly original memory movie..." -- 3 out of 4 stars USA Today "...A strong cast..." Film Comment "...[A] powerfully acted supernatural fever dream....An atmosphere of extraordinary exotic tension and anxiety..."New York Times "...A fluid, feminine, African-American, Southern gothic narrative that covers a tremendous amount of emotional territory with the lightest and most graceful of steps..." -- Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly "...One of the best films of the year -- elegant, sensuous, haunting....EVE'S BAYOU is serenely confident..." Chicago Sun-Times51.41156

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"Based on the play by poet/activist Hughes, this updated faith-based tale features rousing musical numbers..."USA Today "BLACK NATIVITY is a musical too, and on that front there are gifts aplenty. Hudson's voice lifts the proceedings every time she sings."Los Angeles Times "You have to admire the earnest, nakedly emotional approach taken by writer-director Kasi Lemmons..."Variety "The film, like the play, has a captivating gospel flavor that easily raises the roof beams."Chicago Sun-Times "Characters break into song in everyday settings, and these scenes work surprisingly well, partly because Hudson and Latimore are such gifted musical performers."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's modern-day retelling of Christ's birth is sprinkled with lines from Hughes' poetry and the stage production's script, as well as shout-outs to the hero's namesake. These all resonate, thanks to the setting: Harlem."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is tremendous."Total Film0.944505

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"Based on the play by poet/activist Hughes, this updated faith-based tale features rousing musical numbers..."USA Today "BLACK NATIVITY is a musical too, and on that front there are gifts aplenty. Hudson's voice lifts the proceedings every time she sings."Los Angeles Times "You have to admire the earnest, nakedly emotional approach taken by writer-director Kasi Lemmons..."Variety "The film, like the play, has a captivating gospel flavor that easily raises the roof beams."Chicago Sun-Times "Characters break into song in everyday settings, and these scenes work surprisingly well, partly because Hudson and Latimore are such gifted musical performers."Hollywood Reporter 3 stars out of 4 -- "The film's modern-day retelling of Christ's birth is sprinkled with lines from Hughes' poetry and the stage production's script, as well as shout-outs to the hero's namesake. These all resonate, thanks to the setting: Harlem."RogerEbert.com 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he music is tremendous."Total Film0.944505

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