• Released
  • February 24, 2012
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
    Romance
  • 1,739 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A wealthy businessman (Tyler Perry) falls in love with a struggling single mother (Thandie Newton).

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75

Slant Magazine

Simultaneously both archetypal Tyler Perry and another step in the direction of nuance and thoughtfulness for the filmmaker.
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70

Movieline

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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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67

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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50

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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50

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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40

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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40

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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40

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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38

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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30

Boxoffice Magazine

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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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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence, Sexual Content, Language and Thematic Material
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Message movie lacks humor to draw in teens.
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