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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13

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Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 3 out of 32
  1. 30
    The energetic musical sequences help make it feel warmer and more ingratiating than it otherwise would, which is fortunate, since this rickety vehicle needs all the help it can get.
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Clover
    50
    The camera loves Beyoncé, but her acting coach may harbor more ambivalence; if she could convert the imperious urgency of her best singing to screen presence, we might stop wishing Whitney would come back from her own private netherlands.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    60
    Paper-thin plot serves as a pretext for rousing gospel numbers in The Fighting Temptations, which straddles styles and eras to get everybody's toes tapping.