75

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Halle Berry’s latest vehicle is old-fashioned as a leisure suit, but better-looking and a lot more fun.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This movie, with its flashbacks to past sins and traumas, rests squarely on Berry, a mesmerizer who makes every moment count.
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60

Village Voice

By Sherilyn Connelly
It's occasionally imaginative, and, most importantly, never boring.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
It's just a matter of time, flashbacks, many costume and accent changes, some more jazz, and a triggering tune on the radio before the truth can set Frankie, and the audience, free.
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58

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
It’s not just Frankie who is putting on a show here. Berry is also overemphatically showing off her chops.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A soapy period piece that hits all the usual mileposts in filmed versions of such stories.
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50

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Ms. Berry does a decent job with the role, and the film treats its subject matter respectfully, but the overall package doesn’t rise above ordinariness.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Although it is based on a true story, the dramatization doesn't make much sense psychologically.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
Berry's florid physicality has a certain silent-melodrama pull. The film around her, however, is lamentably by-the-numbers.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
A cringe-inducing mess.
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47 out of 100
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