Tyler Perry's Temptation Synopsis
A relationship expert (Jurnee Smollett) puts her own marriage in jeopardy by sleeping with a client.
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Slant Magazine

When its third act erupts into full-blown theatrical maximalism, Tyler Perry's Temptation practically turns into Brian De Palma's...
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Entertainment Weekly

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A few wild, third-act twists give Perry's middling melodrama some soap-opera kick. But all the finger-wagging sure does get tiring after a...
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New York Daily News

The mixed tones don't quite meld; While Smollet-Bell is fine, the broad comedy is so sporadic it feels out of place.
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Cranking out two formulaic movies like this a year show the Atlanta mogul’s true ambition — replacing all those soap operas TV is...
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30

Film.com

By William Goss
By any measure, 'Temptation' ranks amongst Tyler Perry's worst.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Onscreen, it somehow manages to be at once wildly overblown and terminally boring.
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30

The New York Times

By Andy Webster
Limp pacing and countless shots of Washington’s skyline plague the narrative. Ms. Smollett-Bell exudes an earthy appeal, but it’s the...
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30

Village Voice

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Temptation’s refusal to find nuance in its didactic worldview ensures that the film will ultimately only succeed for audiences already in...
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25

RogerEbert.com

The film is flat-out ludicrous from beginning to end.
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
That sort of fire-and-brimstone morality dominates this one-note sermon, which pairs its pedantic preaching with the campiness of Vanessa...
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Provocative

By sbrown7717
The movie brings to light the cliche that the grass is always greener on the other sided..until you get there. Loved the movie..I believe that any age would be able to view it...

S L O W

By only1incognito
*Deep Sigh.* I was very excited to see this movie opening night with my girls The movie has a very good story line however, the slow pace killed my excitement. The entire cast did an excellent...

Could have waited for the DVD/Blu-ray

By dinky_duper
This movie was extremely predictable. It had its moments, but there wasn't enough content to steadily keep your interest. The sub-plots and twists were something out of a cheap, dollar-store romance...

I love TP Movies BUT....

By MovieBuff1485
This has to be his worst film ever. Save your money and wait for it to come out on the Lifetime Movie Network...You will have a better appreciation for it and you will be $12 richer....

Exhilarating!!

By Steeltown Warrior
I loved the movie!! I felt it was powerful and one of Tyler Perry's best!! I would see it again! I can't wait until it comes out on DVD and Blu Ray! It had a great lesson, and just was powerful! It...

Read this before you waist 2 hours of your life!!!

By tgladney1152
So let me start this review by telling you this movie had some of best actors by far. With that being said it was horrible as ***&^ throughout. I wish I could get my money back. A red-box rental at...

NOT HIS BEST, but not his worst either IMO !

By perryshaunah
It was a MOVIE, some sadness, some good times. HA HA HA! (We) love to laugh don't WE? Seriously though in all honesty, it took TOOOOOOOOOOO LONG for this one to get to the point. This MOVIE had more...

TEMPTATION

By michelle_521
EXCELLENT!!! Tyler Perry brought a real life situation to the screen. We all have been there or at least thought about it. Thank you for the realistic reminder MCF...

Temptation

By Needagoodmovie43
The movie was pretty good. It started out kind of slow but finally picked up the pace. The only beef I have with Tyler Perry movies is their predictability. I just want to be on the edge of my seat...

THE REVIEW OF "THE FAMILY THAT PREYS PART 2"

By boygonedef
This is exactly what you are watching. Young married couple, woman gets easily seduced by a good-looking rich man and gets thrown into a crazy extramarital affair. The woman gets caught and has the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Violence, Sexuality and Drug Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Soapy melodrama has mixed messages about love and marriage.
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