• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 51 min
  • Drama
  • 6,205 Fan Ratings
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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58

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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40

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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38

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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20

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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By hermosakris
Good...

Tyler Perry should make better movies

By thechristians
Tyler Perry brings dumb stupid comedies and brings in to the theatre's . Tlyer said" this is one of the most powerful movies i have ever done". You wanna know the truth it is not the most powerful...

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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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