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  • Summary: Based on the best-selling novel by Bishop T.D. Jakes, Woman Thou Art Loosed is a moving tale of survival, faith, and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds and tragic personal histories. (Magnolia Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. 80
    Startlingly raw and honest, playing at times like one of those blistering Donald Goines blaxploitation pulp novels, only with Jesus.
  2. The screenplay is overwrought at times, but the acting is superb by any standard.
  3. Reviewed by: Julie Lyons
    The strength of Woman is its unflinching look at people trying to grab onto a little dignity in their lives.
  4. For all the tough-minded talk and frank portraits of inner-city life, however, the film is not altogether convincing.
  5. 50
    Could easily be seen as little more than a commercial for his (Jakes) life-changing influence. Call him the first of a new breed: the cinevangelist.
  6. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    While I admire Bishop Jakes and I frequently watch his sermons on TV, I have to question his tactic of charging people admission to generate hosannas on his behalf.
  7. Reviewed by: Gregory Kirschling
    Unfortunately, it's impossible to tell from this confused mess (costarring Jakes as himself) what that message is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. JayH.
    Mar 29, 2008
    Disappointing, but the acting is pretty good. It's too severe and that made it unconvincing for me. It has some fine moments, but also some that just don't ring true. Expand

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