Celebrate the legend
Jordin Sparks, Whitney Houston, Derek Luke, Mike Epps, Carmen Ejogo, Tika Sumpter
|Screenplay||Mara Brock Akil, Howard Rosenman|
|Cinematography||Anastas N. Michos|
|Editing||Terilyn A. Shropshire|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat|
|Produced by||Akil Production Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Stage 6 Films, TDJ Enterprises / New Dimension Entertainment|
|Prejudice||Very mild, infrequent|
|Drug abuse||Strong, brief|
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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|
Latoys Newman A coming-of-age story
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo Make no mistake, for all the fans lured in by Houston's last screen performance and women lured in by a career story about female bonds, Sparkle exists as an artifact and beacon, a memorial to and about Whitney Houston.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Sparkle isn't blindingly original but it delivers solid entertainment, and despite the clichés I was never for a moment bored.
Peter Travers In a movie that feels fake to its core, Houston is the genuine article. She will be much missed.
C. Fuchs A dull and melodramatic collection of stale clichés
Tomatometer While undeniably melodramatic and old-fashioned, Sparkle transcends its formulaic trappings thanks to Salim Akil's empathetic direction and strong performances from a committed cast.
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What the People say
1340 Netizens Chix Chat on Film Review: This film sparkles!
Average .. 50%