Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire Synopsis
Pregnant and abused, a Harlem teen (Gabourey ''Gabby'' Sidibe) looks for a way to change her life.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Genuinely and irresistibly inspirational.
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100

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This movie catalogs a wealth of human ugliness. It’s even been made to look ugly, presumably to underscore the horror movie that is...
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

A movie about an obese Harlem teenager who's raped by her father and abused by her mother. It's depressing, devastating, harrowing and...
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100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a potent and moving experience, because by the end you feel you've witnessed nothing less than the birth of a soul.
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90

NPR

By Bob Mondello
Its story ends up packing an emotional wallop as substantial as its title character.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Claireece "Precious" Jones, played by Gabourey Sidibe, 24, in an astounding debut that brims with grit and amazing grace.
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

As Precious, Sidibe is superb, allowing us to see the inner warmth and beauty of a young woman who, to her world's cruel eyes, might seem...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The film's real strength is its cast, from an Oscar-bound Mo'Nique to a notably deglammed Mariah Carey.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
You go to a Daniels movie not to be entertained, but edified. While not everyone goes to the movies for self-improvement, you will leave...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its melodramatic moments, remarkable performances drive home the film's inspiring message.
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You Will Never Forget This Story

By mshumv
Read the book 'Push', by Sapphire 10-11 years ago. Have shared this book with at least 50 people, friends, daughters friends, family, educators, neighbors and strangers. It's just a story that you...

Ha, I saw it first...

By happymedontcry
When I saw the previews on TP (tyler perry) web site I thought it would be an ok film. Well I was wrong. Not only was the movie ok, it was excellent. Despite Mariah Carey having a active role in the...

Believe the hype.

By vegs8
Powerful. Intense. Poignant. Witty. Heart-wrenching. Sad. Ugly. Beautiful. I cannot, for the life of me, remember being so moved by a film. Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan come to...

angry consumer

By upsetconsumer
Why is that when a African American movie is presented to the consumers, the theaters do not show the films in our town. This is outrageous, extremely disgraceful, despicable, and out right shameful....

Great Movie

By Randy_Sparks
I had the opportunity to see Precious this weekend at the Philadelphia Film Festival and I must say that this movie is a must see. I am usually skeptical of movie adaptations of books but this one...

While Precious is precious....... Please, give us some balance

By CeciliaSmith
While I thought it was emotionally packed film that should be seen, I wish Hollywood producers as well as Oprah & Tyler would exercise more balance in the content in African-Americans films. We...

Precious

By chele4138
This movie is so deep. It really opens ones eyes as to abuse in America....

Preciously Inspiring!

By flyfxs
I had the opportunity to view this moving at the Chicago pre-screening and it is one movie that shouldn't be missed! I read Sapphires book Push a few months earlier and was amazed at the level of...

Passionate Performances will leave you breathless.

By lboogie518
Okay, let me start by saying that I did not read the novel but heard all about the story from several people so I decided to go see the movie because the trailors looked good. The movie was very well...

Precious - good but a rental

By RavenHoney
I watched every trailer before going to see the movie. It was good, but not worth the 11.00 it cost to see it in the University Campus theater. It was moving because of the story-line being a...

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Rated R | For child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Powerful, painful account of Harlem teen's hard-luck life.
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