To collect his aunt's inheritance, an unemployed man (Cuba Gooding Jr.) must form a gospel choir and lead it to success.
" Its musical sequences could make the most hardened atheist want to go to church. "
" A bit more endurable than a Sunday morning service on a simmering Southern day in an un-air-conditioned church. "
" Has practically nothing to recommend it save its music: Take that away and Jonathan Lynn's movie is as ordinary as an unsold TV pilot episode. But what music. "
" A messy, sprawling family barbecue of a movie that barely gets by on salesmanship, energy and maybe more than a little chicanery. "
" The music is glorious. "
" 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. "
" The only real question in this flaccid narrative ... is when everybody will stop talking and start singing again. "
" A hoot and a holler. "
" When Gooding and Knowles appear together, they drain off energy like batteries hooked in reverse. "
" A lot more fun than you'd expect for an MTV-produced vehicle for pop diva Beyonce Knowles. "
" It's not graceful. It's not smart. But it's sweet and cute, and that will do until a real romantic comedy comes along. "
" From its exhilarating first scene -- set in a black Southern church -- The Fighting Temptations rocks "
" Some first-rate music in a third-rate movie. "
" This is an exhilarating musical -- but it's dragged into Thumbs Down territory by a dreadful story that creaks along between the rousing gospel numbers. "
" A woefully thin and pointless musical comedy. "
" May not be great cinema, but it's a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. "
" A good story sung by great voices. "
" The Fighting Temptations exists for its rousing gospel soundtrack, which is at times so good that you can forgive the movie its flaws. "
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