Tyler Perry's Good Deeds Synopsis
A wealthy businessman (Tyler Perry) falls in love with a struggling single mother (Thandie Newton).
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Slant Magazine

Simultaneously both archetypal Tyler Perry and another step in the direction of nuance and thoughtfulness for the filmmaker.
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While Wesley is both too good to be true and an absence of a charisma on screen, Good Deeds is very fair to its two main female characters...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Perry holds back on the finger-wagging, eye-bulging tantrums. There were moments when I was grateful for that. There were others, like the...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
What the film needs more than anything is Perry's alter ego, Medea – a rampaging bowling ball who might knock all these stiff, upright...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
This soapy effort about a prosperous businessman having a midlife crisis finds Perry working in the heavily melodramatic mode that marks...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This film - like all the Madea-free dramas - could use more humor. Still, every Perry movie has its highs and lows. This time, the highs...
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Much cut-rate melodrama ensues, none of it particularly painful to watch, until a ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Newton's character is the only one we really become invested in. At least that's something. But Good Deeds leaves you wanting much more.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Good Deeds is the first of the 11 movies he's written and directed to try a one-tone-fits-all approach. Sadly, that tone is funereal, and...
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Boxoffice Magazine

Tyler Perry has finally achieved an odd kind of equality that heretofore eluded him: he's now just as mediocre and middle of the road as...
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Surprisingly Good

By SouthernNYCgal
This movie was entertaining, had good dialogue, good acting, and the plot was fairly tightly woven. I'm ashamed to say, I was surprised. Perry scaled back his usual melodramatic hysteria in favor for...

Good Deeds was GREAT!

By iseeucw
Tyler Perry has yet to disappoint me, but this film goes right up there to one of my favorites of his movies. I definitely recommend seeing it AND purchasing it when its released on DVD. We enjoyed...

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By dixhar582
I enjoyed the movie, a little different from other projects he has done, I would definite go see it again and will buy the DVD once it comes out...


By Mlutz0210
Being a complete Tyler Perry fan...this was just another fantastic piece of work from Mr. Perry. Unlike his past movies, this one was a tear-jerk-er. It was a very serious message that would make...

Enjoyable date movie

By Pammo1949
I couldn't imagine Tyler Perry as a romantic lead - but he did such a tremendous job acting that you embraced his character. The story line was excellent and tears even flowed watching this movie. ...

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By kimikita
I really enjoyed this movie. It was a love story, which was a different role that we are used to seeing Tyler Perry playing. I recommend that everyone goes out to see this movie!!!...

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By deseno00
I think this follows the same "Capt. Save A H-e" concept that Tyler seems to always follow in his movies. He knows that this formula puts women's behinds in those seats at the theater. His role in...

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By cpoevasq
The movie was excellent. I love the story line. Mr. Tyler Perry is soo caring and sexy in this role! The strength of Lindsey, a single mother who tried her best to be a caring and loving Mother in...

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By gman774
i really enjoyed this movie.Overall the acting, directing, cinematography was quite good. I would say this movie can be viewed by all ages. Maybe I would have changed the ending to have the his...

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By mcleodintl
I loved the fact that there was no Male Bashing, No BLACK WOMAN FIGHTING ATTITUDE and how they mutualy decided that they were BOTH living a Lie. Well done Tyler!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence, Sexual Content, Language and Thematic Material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Message movie lacks humor to draw in teens.
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