By Coolassal
Written August 19, 2012
Neva wanted to watch the original, I jus didnt care enuff to wanna invest my time, so i was skeptical abt this one. Whatta pleasant surprise, it was really well put together cast, story was great , acting was great. I have every intention on watching the original today.
30 out of 53 found this helpful. Did you?

Must see Sparkle

By aketig13
Written August 20, 2012
Sparkle was a wonderful movie. The music was hot and the story line was good. This one plucks at your heart strings. This was one of Whitney's best. People need to definitely go check it out.
30 out of 53 found this helpful. Did you?

Professional Critics' Reviews Too Harsh!

By lorilincoln
Written August 18, 2012
I'm a fan of the original movie (I know the script by heart), so I was ready to compare and hate this updated version. But let's be clear: this is NOT a "re-make" but a "reimagining" of Sparkle, and with that pronouncement, the scriptwriters had free reign to create something new. Loved it! Critics: Discuss flaws. Don't bash. It works! The original was MAJORLY flawed and this version isn't perfect, but for its purpose and intended audience, it doesn't need to be. Just satisfy & entertain old fans and newbies, e.g., we don't need 60s social statements other than Delores' afro. Paying homage, writers kept the major songs (although not the choreography) and plot points intact, and there are a few lines and scenes from the original to appease us cultish die-hards. For us, the characters were already developed. Additionally, we're used to suspending disbelief and providing our own dramatic tension when it is absent on the screen, which was almost too dark to see in the '76 version.
28 out of 52 found this helpful. Did you?

Excellent Remake...

Written August 19, 2012
I liked the entire movie, but in particular Mike Epps was so evil. Nothing like a super villain in a film to make you love the other characters more. Epps was cold and nasty and that's the way it should be played. Well done.
24 out of 43 found this helpful. Did you?


By Jewllee
Written August 17, 2012
Love every minute of the Movie! I’ll be going back again to see it and will Bye the DVD when it is release! It touch home about sister standing together.
24 out of 44 found this helpful. Did you?