Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
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Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancée, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the preceding dramatic tension and resurrects a cloying Richard Marx chestnut to boot."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"A simplistic and utterly-predictable morality tale."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"In terms of Perry's oeuvre it's surprisingly light on the cheesy melodrama."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The melodramatic film has numerous light and comical touches, and the performances are uniformly good. The film's pace, however, has the consistency of molasses."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"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.''"
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ David DeWitt, New York Times
"A few good scenes, a few solid messages...But he's such a dull dramatist and boring actor that the message isn't delivered."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"It's in the upper half of Perry's filmography, at any rate, both in terms of conceptual rigor and execution."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"An entertaining film with Perry in the lead, but the acting honors are stolen by the supporting cast"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper, jackiekcooper.com
"There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"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."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"... smoothly entertaining. Eventually, though, Perry is undone by his own deft clichés, and he doesn't know when to stop ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Tyler Perry is no Douglas Sirk."
‑ Brett Michel, Boston Phoenix
"'Message' movie lacks humor to draw in teens."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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