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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including domestic abuse and drug material, and for some violence, language and smoking.

PG-13 In Theaters 08/17/2012 , 116min.
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December 04, 2012
I gave this vey entertaining movie 5 stars for the music alone! While this was a sometimes over dramatic story it held my interest . I really thought Whitney Houston did a fine job also as the mother. Her gospel song was a very inspiring and well done by her . Jorden Sparks is wonderful and incredible as well as the girls who played her sisters. They reall did a great job of taking me back in
August 27, 2012
Great movie. The music was great. A movie that I can see with my family. Tika, Carmen and Whitney stood out.
August 27, 2012
I loved it..Can't wait for the DVD....I agree I wish I could have seen more of Whitney, but the overall cast was good. I was in the audience routing for the girls.
August 26, 2012
Sparkle was entertaining but lacked the drama in the original movie. There was never a big climatic, on the edge of your seat moment. It was pretty cut and dry. SPOILER ALERT The rewrite on Sister's storyline added a little drama, but at the end of the day. . .it was flat. Whitney Houston sings a bit and Tamela Mann does not sing at all. I know the movie is supposed to be about Sparkle,
August 26, 2012
I was very disappointed in this movie...couldn't wait for it to end! I did feel sad watching Whitney and thinking...what a waste of talent...she died so young.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
While Sparkle doesn't give the audience a lasting memory of Houston's voice at its most soaring, it does manage to provide a lingering sense of loss, mixed with celebration and grim irony. Full Review
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
Sparkle is a solid entertainment with a winning debut by Jordin Sparks in the title role. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Shines brightest during its musical numbers. Full Review
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
A strong cast, empathetic direction and memorable soundtrack help create a movie that does everyone proud. Full Review
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
Sparks' strengths include not just a powerful voice but also a radiant niceness, and that becomes part of the story. Full Review

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