Dreamgirls

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The problem with “Dreamgirls” -- and it is not a small one -- lies in those songs, which are not just musically and lyrically pedestrian, but historically and idiomatically disastrous.
  2. I know I'm going to bring down the room by saying I think it's just okay. Well, Jennifer Hudson is more than okay.
  3. 50
    It's taken Dreamgirls 25 years and several false starts to get to the screen, so it's a shame to see what a rush job it feels like.
  4. 50
    Even with Hudson's triumphant arrival and an overall fizzy mood of singing, dancing, pop nostalgia and camp, Dreamgirls is an uneven crowd pleaser.
  5. 50
    Dreamgirls is a better musical than "Chicago" or "Rent," but then, that isn't really saying much.
  6. 40
    There's so little love to be found in Dreamgirls. It's a product that promises magic, and yet gives us nothing to live on.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 252 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 84 out of 129
  2. Negative: 19 out of 129
  1. Redlight
    Jun 5, 2007
    8
    I really loved it, even though it has sugarcoated what actually happened in real life and has an uber-happy ending that didn't occur inI really loved it, even though it has sugarcoated what actually happened in real life and has an uber-happy ending that didn't occur in real life. In real life, Florence Ballard (who Effie White (Jennifer Hudson) represents) spent her last years living in poverty before she died of coronary thrombosis. also before the supremes achieved mega stardom, she was raped at knifepoint by a friend of her brother's. Tragic. Apparently, Diana Ross (who Deena Jones (Beyonce) obviously represents) offered her help financially but I don't know if there's anything concrete to suggest that being true. Full Review »
  2. ChipL.
    Jan 17, 2007
    5
    Watered down and middle of the road, with only Jennifer Hudson showing any true connection with the audience.
  3. KerryD.
    Jan 16, 2007
    0
    As a lover of soul and R&B for 40 years, this movie was a souless, pointless, gutless cliche from start to finish. How is it possible to have As a lover of soul and R&B for 40 years, this movie was a souless, pointless, gutless cliche from start to finish. How is it possible to have a musical without ONE GOOD SONG? I was ashamed for every actor in this piece of dreck. Save your money and go out and buy Smokey Robinson and the Miracles greatest hits Full Review »