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Precious

Rated R for child abuse including sexual assault, and pervasive language.

R In Theaters 11/6/2009 , 109min.
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69%
Viewer score based on 883 ratings
79%
Critic score based on 36 reviews

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August 14, 2011
lilsept77
The movie does sends off the message. Similar issues like that does happen in reality, and it could be in any race. It was disturbing and sad based on what Precious went through. The movie would of been better if the profanity were to be left out for spiritual folks to watch. Now I could understand that Precious didn't believe in abortions, she should of put her kids up for adoption. Imagine
May 24, 2010
Beadrin
what a depressing waste of talent this was. Typical Oprah- little (well, huge) girl lost and "precious" little redemption or hope. Black Americans should be outraged at the endless string of cliche negative images offered up. Oprah has an ego bigger than Steisands- had to reference her own show in the script. The take home lesson, don't be an abused, illiterate, obese 16 year old with 2 kids,
May 22, 2010
wateringshowers
this may not be real but and since it's still possible this is a good way to learn how to press charges against it. run away. i don't like anti justice of any kind ! and they used to put this stuff on the kids section of demand once. asking if this movie is kid friendly. not to me and i only saw the previews of it. it may not be real. and thank god for goes around comes around :) and yet people
April 24, 2010
Sheldamos
a rather pointless movie over all...and why that girl was nominated for best actress ill never know, she didnt do anything except be fat and ugly. That doesnt constitute a good performance. depressing movie on top of everything else.
March 15, 2010
GDebree
I could not believe this movie was made. I never saw anything stereo typing black people in a worse way then this piece of garbage. From the smoking of Newports to the pig knuckle dinners if anything was proven here it is that Mel Brooks couldn't have written better satire. 15 year old black girl raped by her father twice has two kids with mothers knowledge and "Mom" blames the kid.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Variety
An urban nightmare with a surfeit of soul, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire is like a diamond -- clear, bright, but oh so hard. Full Review
A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Nimble and self-assured as Mr. Daniels's direction may be, he could not make you believe in "Precious" unless you were able to believe in Precious herself. You will. Full Review
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
A movie about an obese Harlem teenager who's raped by her father and abused by her mother. It's depressing, devastating, harrowing and repulsive. But there are lyric flights of hope interspersed among that raw naturalism, and that's what makes this movie amazing. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Qualifies as the most painful, poetic and improbably beautiful film of the year. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Nothing quite prepares you for the rough-cut diamond that is Precious. A rare blend of pure entertainment and dark social commentary, this shockingly raw, surprisingly irreverent and absolutely unforgettable story. Full Review

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