For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls

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This drama depicts ten interconnected women of colour and explores their lives and struggles as they deal with personal conflicts such as love, abandonment and infidelity. More

Written and directed by Tyler Perry (Nobody's Fool) and adapted from Ntozake Shange's 1975 original choreopoem, the film features an ensemble cast including Janet Jackson (Nutty Professor II: The Klumps), Tessa Thompson (Little Woods) and Thandiwe Newton (Westworld).

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2010Rating: R16134 minsUSALions Gate Films
Drama

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For Colored Girls | Reviews

32%109 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

There are elements here, but not a fully rounded film.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

What saves this film is the acting, which provides depth in a movie that blunders in all other departments.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A thunderous storm of a movie.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

This is smart, lovely work.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Nobody gets spared the expected Perry moralising that removes any ambiguity from Shange’s work, and makes every development a matter of right and wrong.

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Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

Tyler Perry is occasionally undone by his penchant for melodrama, but it serves him well in this searing adaptation...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

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Salon

Salon

Perry never solves the stage-to-screen translation problem. But the path he has chosen is as intriguing as it is irksome, and it works better than you might expect.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Perry has no gift for complexity—no visual sophistication or sense of reality. He makes legit New York City streets seem like sets, extras look like obvious props, danger contrived.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

It’s Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Razzie. It’s astounding. It’s terrible. It’s astounding. Then terrible again.

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For Colored Girls | Release Details

For Colored Girls is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV.