Talk to Me (2007) Synopsis
The real-life story of Ralph Waldo ''Petey'' Greene (Don Cheadle), an iconic radio personality.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A rowdy, richly offbeat biopic.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As Greene, Don Cheadle - explosive because you've never before seen this model of actorly restraint - is a one-man fireworks show in Talk...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Talk to Me has a great subject and a great actor working in tandem, reminding audiences that once upon a time media personalities used to...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Someone like Petey Greene made a difference and made a mark, and broadcasting is better because of his transparent honesty. He helped...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While Cheadle's fearlessly robust performance absolutely galvanizes Talk to Me, it's not the only thing that makes Kasi Lemmons' third...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Especially wonderful is Taraji P. Henson as Petey's longtime girlfriend Vernell , a vision in Foxy Brown period clothes with a pixie smile,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Talk to Me speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Despite being abandoned in the late going by his director, Cheadle gives one of the year's most fully realized performances, and Henson is...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
A potentially great movie winds up buried inside a just OK one.
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Wall Street Journal

For a movie that celebrates the power of speech, Talk to Me is oddly tongue tied. Its dialogue, equal parts uptight honky and jumping jive...
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Cheadle appears on Leno

By moviebea
Did anyone catch Don Cheadle on The Tonight Show? Gotta love this guy! Check it out. [BLOCKED WEBSITE] [BLOCKED WEBSITE]...


By AntBoog
Don Cheadle does it again. The ENTIRE cast for that matter was excellent. Much praises and "hats off" to you. Can't wait for the DVD and the behind-the-scenes footage. David AKA D-Black...

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By elizride
Great performances! It was real to the time...I loved it....

Cleverly Scripted and Created

By mochabutter24
Don Cheadle, is the one to beat as Lead Actor for the Oscar race. He not only encompasses Petey Green, but we experience, empathize and sympathize with his street-smart nature. Tarji Henson also...

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By treybert
Superb acting. Don Cheadle is such a chameleon in that his characterizations seems to know no bounds in the roles he plays. The story of Petey Green was one I had not heard of before and made for a...

cheadle does petey well

By dgoldblatt
really good film which conjures a time and place well. cheadle and the other male lead were wonderful....

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By harleydiva
I loved this movie which bought back many fond memories of Petey Green. I hope that all DC Natives see this movie. This movie shows that a man can be what every he would like to be if he put his mind...

Don Cheadle a way With Words!

Don Cheadle is outstanding in this role. He portrayed this character well. With the characters ups and downs, you can't help but fall in love with the character. I rate this a must see....


By DannyTannersLostChild
Caught a sneak peak and it was a fantastic film. Cheadle is gonna be up for another Oscar, he's that good. The rest of the cast is great as well, solid performances all around. A touching story...

The Acting is Superb and the background music is spectacular

By e.coleman.jordan
I was a first year law student in Washington, DC while Petey Greene ruled the airwaves. He was an outsized personality. I had never heard anything like the level of jive talk and brutal candor on the...

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Rated R | For pervasive language and some sexual content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Cheadle shines in radio icon biopic. Not for kids.
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