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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Indeed, without Hudson's magic, without that extra feeling that comes from seeing the launch of something extraordinary, Dreamgirls might have been a break-even affair. The film has strong roles, good actors and a compelling story that takes place over the course of 10 or 15 years. But it has, with only a couple of exceptions, a pedestrian score that sounds like generic show-music schlock and lyrics that are not distinctive. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Jennifer Hudson is the heart and soul of Dreamgirls. When she's on the screen, the movie shines. When she's not, the whole endeavor suffers. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    She's (Jennifer Hudson) the best part of the show by far, but the writer-director Bill Condon, who wrote the screenplay for "Chicago" four years ago, has done the original "Dreamgirls" proud without solving its dramatic problems. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bill Condon's screen adaptation of the 1981 Broadway sensation is, if possible, as dazzling and energizing as its source. show more

  • 100
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Hudson, taking over the role of Effie played on stage by Jennifer Holliday, is in charge of Dreamgirls from her opening scene, blowing away Grammy-winner Beyoncé Knowles, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and anyone else who gets in her way. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    If there is a disappointment, it is this: The anticipation may have exceeded the realization. It's a damn good commercial movie, but it is not the film that will revive the musical or win over the world. show more

  • 100
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Dreamgirls is one of the best movie musicals in memory. show more

  • 88
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Murphy is a revelation as James, and what American Idol castoff Hudson lacks in technical acting craft she makes up for in raw energy and a voice that could melt the rhinestones off a beauty queen. To complain that Beyonce pales by comparison is to fault her for nailing the essence of the infinitely malleable Deena. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Dreamgirls is good and at times it touches greatness. show more

  • July 16, 2012 mv00000000127133
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    Love this film, best musical ever!!!!

  • March 12, 2010 Michael
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    This is the worst production I have ever viewed!

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