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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A warm comic story that's fairly engaging even when no one is singing. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    If Gooding can't get another "Boyz N the Hood" or "Jerry Maguire" soon, his career will need its own cork. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    To enjoy what's enjoyable in The Fighting Temptations, you've got to take in the music and shut out the words -- not the lyrics of the wonderful songs, but the dialogue stuffed into actors' mouths. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A woefully thin and pointless musical comedy boasting the no-chemistry coupling of Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonc? show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A raucous gospel comedy that's as broad as co-star Beyonce Knowles' vowels and chockablock with foot-stomping, up-with-the-choir music that will have even atheists praising the Lord. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    This culture-clash romantic comedy, scripted by Elizabeth Hunter and Saladin K. Patterson, goes exactly where you'd expect, but helmer Lynn, a comedy vet, gets it there with such infectious energy that you don't much mind the story's predictability. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Not brilliant and it has some clunky moments where we see the plot wheels grinding, but it has its heart and its grin in the right places. show more

  • 75
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Breaks through as a delightful, surprisingly fresh comedy. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Despite the increasingly annoying presence of the mugging, fatuous Cuba Gooding Jr., The Fighting Temptations pulls off what feels like a major feat: Its musical sequences could make the most hardened atheist want to go to church. show more

  • 63
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Diva du jour Beyoncé Knowles may be the draw, but the real star of The Fighting Temptations is the sensational gospel soundtrack. show more

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