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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. This latest market-savvy bit of circuit preaching is less cartoonish than Perry's previous big-tent revival meetings.
  2. Reviewed by: Toddy Burton
    67
    Unflinchingly addressing issues of class and race, Perry juggles multiple plot lines and the result emerges as (dare I say?) a surprising mix of Frank Capra and Douglas Sirk.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    60
    Chockfull of cathartic moments, Perry's storytelling is best when it defies convention. Like the black man's Frank Capra, Perry tells stories in which every conflict is a test of faith and every victory a testament to the American underdog. Instead of following the proven formulas of screenwriting books, he earnestly shepherds his own messy structure.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    50
    More surprising is Perry's inability to write back-and-forth dialogue with any real wit or verve. He is at his best when writing speeches, and some of the film's best moments come when Union is given snappy monologues on the state of contemporary relationships and African American maleness.
  5. 50
    There are fewer laughs and more lectures -- but there's plenty of sass and soul in between.
  6. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    50
    Whether because of Madea's on-screen absence or the abilities of the two lead actors, Daddy's Little Girls is still a step up for Perry, boasting moments of charm that transcend the usual mess.
  7. Subtlety has never been Perry's strength, but his previous films balanced the sermonizing with good humor and sincerity. Perhaps next time, he'll ease up on the lectures, and bring back the love.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Jul 9, 2012
    10
    Give credit to Tyler Perry for not glamorizing drug dealing, criminal activities, selfish actions and the like. Tyler Perry advocates practical Christian and family values, and it ends up making a masterpiece! I love this movie as well as every other Tyler Perry films! Of course as expected critics underestimate ANOTHER great movie by Tyler Perry. Of course people will rate this movie low because they're JEALOUS that Tyler Perry is so wealthy and succesfull! Remember jealousy is a sin!!!... Expand
  2. LakishaD.
    Feb 15, 2007
    10
    I enjoyed everything about this movie. It's teaches us to humble ourselves in any situation that pertains to everyday life. Every movie Tyler directs, or acts in are always real issue and are benefical. Keep up the good work and continue seeking God's face for more wisdom to reach the African American communites. This movie demostrates their are descent black men who take care of their children inspite of the "baby mama drama". I love you Tyler. Expand
  3. DeeD.
    Feb 15, 2007
    10
    I love this movie ! It was great and very touching. Keep up the GREAT WORK Tyler! Love ya much! God Bless.
  4. Spongeee
    Feb 16, 2007
    6
    Without Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba, this movie would have been a 5 or lower. That said, the movie plays out like a tv sitcom that has pretty decent scenes that do not come together as a whole. There is no real sense of true progression or continuity through the whole film. There is a deeper level (iGabrielle Union and Idris Elba. .e. the messages and themes) that Perry doesnt dig into - that if done corrrectly, would make this film GREAT. But Perry has a niche market and I'm sure he rather play it safe rather then alienate his audience. Still worth a look though, just to see Union and Elba. Expand
  5. ReidF.
    Feb 24, 2007
    6
    A good message movie for young adults.
  6. SusanH.
    Mar 24, 2007
    6
    It got carried away with the bad guys in it but all in all it was an enjoyable movie that brought a tear to my eye.
  7. ScC.
    Feb 22, 2007
    2
    Movie was not well scripted. Too predictable, not enough details to back up story. Very bad acting from most of the characters.

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