Dreamgirls Synopsis
A singing trio make bids for stardom.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Hudson, taking over the role of Effie played on stage by Jennifer Holliday, is in charge of Dreamgirls from her opening scene, blowing away...
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100

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Dreamgirls is one of the best movie musicals in memory.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway sensation is, if possible, as dazzling and energizing as its source.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Dreamgirls is the rare movie musical with real rapture in it.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
If there is a disappointment, it is this: The anticipation may have exceeded the realization. It's a damn good commercial movie, but it is...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Indeed, without Hudson's magic, without that extra feeling that comes from seeing the launch of something extraordinary, Dreamgirls might...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Jennifer Hudson is the heart and soul of Dreamgirls. When she's on the screen, the movie shines. When she's not, the whole endeavor suffers.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
She's (Jennifer Hudson) the best part of the show by far, but the writer-director Bill Condon, who wrote the screenplay for "Chicago" four...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's taken Dreamgirls 25 years and several false starts to get to the screen, so it's a shame to see what a rush job it feels like.
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My Review of Dreamgirls

By jwelch5742
It is very good film and it had wonderful performances for Jennifer Hudson and Eddie Murphy and also great Sound Mixing....

UNBELIEVABLE

By ravan729
I had seen the original Bway production. A neighbor was in the orchestra and took me back stage to meet the cast. The reason it took so long to make was they didnt have anyone to play Effie, cause...

Dreamgirls is a feel good movie

By mpahr
Jenniffer Hudson was teriffic and her singing was really enjoyable. Beyonce as Deana Jones great. CC was really good Cadilac Man Steppin on the bad side Eddie Murphy was at his best. I believe that...

I LOVED IT!!!!

By nikki_028
I LOVE THIS MOVIE! I SAW THE FIRST DAY IT CAME OUT! ME & MY FRIEND WERE THE FIRST PEPOLE IN THE MOVIE THEATER! BEYONCE WAS AMAZING!!! I LOVED JAMIE FOXX!!! THE MOVIE WAS GREAT!!!!!...

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Complete Bore!

By Brit07
This movie is on my bad list...i will never watch it, think of it again! The acting was horrible, and the whole movie was just bad. I fell asleep during this movie, and my time was better spent...

Dreamgirls

By pandyp
This is a classic, the type of movie you will want to see at least once a year. It lifts your soul as well as makes you feel good all-over....

A DREAM come true

By ljayzee
It was great, well acted, the songs were great. Everyone cheered when Jenifer Hudson sang, Anika Noni Rose was funny, and heart breaking at the same time. Beyonce was very good she said, she feels...

Frothy Fun

By funnyboy
"Dreamgirls" is a collection of (mostly) good songs held together by an extremely thin storyline. The first 90 minutes are highly enjoyable but the last half hour drags as the director moves...

Dreamgirls

By skimbones
is no Chicago - but it's still great. Yes, Jennifer Hudson was as everybody said - excellent. However, Beyonce was excellent, too. She was definitely the best dancer....

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Rated PG-13 | For language, some sexuality and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Broadway + Beyoncé = big, boomy musical fun.
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