For Colored Girls

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Released 2010

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Director:
Tyler Perry
Released:
2010
Rating:
R

For Colored Girls is the Tyler Perry (Madea's Family Reunion)-directed adaptation of the Obie-winning stage play by Ntozake Shange, constructed as a series of poetic vignettes that collectively explore the lives of modern African-American women. A veteran cast of actresses -- including Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson and Phylicia Rashad -- provide strong individual performances in stories focused on sensitive issues such as rape and exploitation.

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  • 90

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    As it turns out, Mr. Perry, while busily establishing his economic independence, has been finding his voice as a filmmaker. And here, working with fine performers like Ms. Elise, A...

  • 80

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Whatever stumbles there may be, they are offset by moments when For Colored Girls soars.

  • 40

    Variety

    The result falls squarely in familiar territory, better acted and better lit, perhaps, but more inauthentically melodramatic than ever.

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    Drama

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    African-American Drama, Social Issues