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  • Summary: In this hilarious comedy, Durell and LeeJohn are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up spending the night in the presence of the Lord and are forced to deal with much more than they bargained for. (Screen Gems)

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. 63
    The movie as a whole is pleasant, generally satisfying, and has a heart as big as its funny bone. For an early January movie, this is sometimes as good as it gets.
  2. The second half of the film is much funnier and warmer than the first, but the movie is still difficult to recommend.
  3. 50
    A corny yet unexpectedly moving scene in which Morgan is moved to tears by Loretta Devine's simple kindness helps make the film's shift into inspirational drama far more palatable than it really has any right to be.
  4. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    50
    The movie’s total lack of focus and its unimpressive script should render it totally unwatchable. Weirdly, that doesn’t quite happen. There’s something endearing about these characters.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    A near-claustrophobic comedy that manages to be both predictable and preachy. Solid actors in supporting roles offer minor redemption.
  6. 40
    Tyler Perry has already been here and done that to such a degree that this particular cinematic field should now be plowed under and salted so that nothing might grow thereupon forevermore. Amen.
  7. The problems with First Sunday extend well beyond the hokey premise and predictable performances to the fundamentals of script, direction and tone.

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