For Colored Girls Synopsis
Cinematic adapatation of an award-winning play consisting of a series of poems performed by 20 nameless women.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The effect is like watching an opera without music. Or a musical drama in which no one sings. These departures from a realistic convention...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The writer-director waited until he had the clout, budget and prestige to attract a top-flight cast, then turned Colored Girls into a movie...
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Orlando Sentinel

By Roger Moore
Perry's great gift to this unfilmable play is getting it on the screen, his sharp eye for casting and his evident affection and sympathy...
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By Michelle Orange
Perry weaves together not just the individual stories but their arcs, sustaining the emotional tenor across the progress of nine lives.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's too much too-much. The audience I saw it with didn't seem to know whether to clap when it was over or start taking Lipitor.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At its best, Shange's work is a lyric journey through the storm to the rainbow. At its worst, Perry's movie is a relentless dance between...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
"This is a woman's trip," it is announced in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, and how you respond to those words will likely determine how...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Perry has taken Shange's feminist word-and-movement portraits of disenfranchised African-American women and turned those howls into...a...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Kimberly Elise gives the best performance as a beleaguered woman with an abusive boyfriend (Michael Ealy).
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
(Perry) style is too crude and stagy for Shange's transformative evocation of black female life, and his moralizing strikes exactly the...
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2 Thumbs Up!

By awesomej2
I loved the movie...I knew mr Perry would do an amazing job, but that cast is what took it to a new level-everyone was phenomenal! I say this is the Waiting to Exhale of 2010, ladies grab your girls...

For 'true BLUE' ManHaters Only

By brud
This was the worst movie I have ever seen. This movie is for "true BLUE" Man-Haters! Men will hate it and any normal women will get an abnormal view of American Women. No doubt there is truth to what...

Five Word Review

By GwenM
I can't imagine not seeing...


By wen2love19
I just saw the movie, and I have to tell you that it was worth every dollar and time. This movie is not just for color women is for every women out there. Thank u tyler for bringing such an amazing...

For Colored Girls - Not your Regualr Tyler Perry Movie

By moxiemoll
Don't go to this movie expecting to see Tyler Perry humor. You have to dig to see the subtle humor in the frank story of the lives of these women. It is not an appropriate film for children due to...

Five Word Review

By ashar
Kerry+ Thandie+ Kimberly+ Janet= YES!!!!...

Mr. Perry Is On Top Of His Game

By 21stCenturyman
For Colored Girls is a must see for men and women. Tyler is on top of his game bringing to life an amazing play to the big screen in a big way! The cast is excellent! The writing outstanding! It was...

My opinion

By ree63
I feel that every race of women need to see this movie. It is Tyler Perry's best movie. Although the title is: "For Colored Girls" it will touch all women of all races and religions. As a black...

"For Colored Girls" is Golden

By Freeman Lowell
One of the actresses in this film is going to be placing a Golden Statue on her mantel, this February. If not Tyler Perry, himself, in becoming the first African American to win Best Picture. Last...


By rawvibes
The Lives of 7 different woman all entwined in one fabric of life. Living in the ghetto brought to life in the form of poetry. I’m a patient person but I just cannot do 2 hours of poetry lines from...

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Rated R | For Some disturbing violence including a rape, sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Tyler Perry melodrama deals with intense, disturbing themes.
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