Tyler Perry's Good Deeds

Tyler-thumbstandard Businessman Wesley Deeds has always done the right thing -- including proposing to the woman everyone expects him to marry -- but he may finally have to listen to his own heart when his attempts to help a single mother spark an unlikely attraction.
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Netflix Rating: 4.1
NYT Review
“Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds" honors goodness in an oh-so-serious fairy tale about a homeless janitor and her wealthy savior. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 32%
Critics' score: 32   Audience score: 78   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

A few good scenes, a few solid messages...But he's such a dull dramatist and boring actor that the message isn't delivered. full review

Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Whose life, Wesley asks in the movie's narration, is he living? Judging from all the sterile office and apartment space and his mile-long face, I'd say Bruce Willis's in "The Sixth Sense.'' full review

Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them. full review

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline. full review

Joe Leydon, Variety

Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned. full review

David DeWitt, New York Times

Good Deeds, with its Frank Capra-gone-Good Will Hunting title, is lucky to have Thandie Newton, easily the most gifted actress ever to have starred in a Tyler Perry movie. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Every Perry movie has its highs and lows. This time, the highs are a little higher, and the lows not quite so low. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

Where's Madea when you need her? full review

Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Good Deeds is more proof that Perry is a crude dramatist. full review

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail

A melodramatic slog riddled with laughable dialogue that wouldn't hold a made-for-TV-movie audience past the first commercial break. full review

Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 111 min
  • Available From: Jan 28, 2013
  • Queued by: 861 people
Directed By
Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry, Thandie Newton, Gabrielle Union, Eddie Cibrian, Brian White, Jordenn Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Beverly Johnson, Rebecca Romijn, Jamie Kennedy, Andrew Masset

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