Life is hard. Life is short. Life is painful. Life is rich. Life is....Precious.
Gabourney Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Sherri Shepherd, Lenny Kravitz, Stephanie Andujar
|Screenplay||Geoffrey Fletcher, from the novel by Sapphire|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Lee Daniesl Entertainment, Smokeweed Entertainment Group|
|Language||Strong and frequent|
|Nudity||Mild scene of breastfeeding|
|Sex||Sexual references refer to rape, therefor violent, quite strong|
|Violence||Occasional, intense, disturbing, domestic violence and rape (implied).|
|Drug abuse||Alcohol and tobacco|
|Comments||Pretty intense, disturbing, mature themes|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Munyaradzi Vomo Harrowing, but rewarding. A tear-jerker of note
Jeanne Calitz Fliek ruk kyker se hart aan flarde
Betsy Sharkey Oscar nominee batters the scenes
Ray Greene Strong performances make for essential viewing.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The film is a tribute to Sidibe's ability to engage our empathy. Her work is still another demonstration of the mystery of some actors, who evoke feelings in ways beyond words and techniques. She so completely creates the Precious character that you rather wonder if she's very much like her.
James Berardinelli Precious is a reminder that sometimes all it takes to make a great film is the courageous performance of an actor as a character whose story is compelling enough to consume two hours of screen time.
Peter Travers Precious tunnels inside your head, leaves you moved like no film in years and then lifts you up in ways you don't see coming.
C. Fuchs Clearly not for all audiences, the film is a powerful statement about how people can persevere despite life stacking the odds against them.
Tomatometer Precious is a grim yet ultimately triumphant film about abuse and inner-city life, largely bolstered by exceptional performances from its cast.
What the People say
11498 Netizens A work of art
Average .. 81%