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Talk to Me Review

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4.5

Dave White Profile

… the kind of movie that you beg Don Cheadle to star in. Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    69

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    For a movie that celebrates the power of speech, Talk to Me is oddly tongue tied. Its dialogue, equal parts uptight honky and jumping jive seems, particularly in the early stretches, to have been generated by a computer.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Talk to Me speaks powerfully to audiences with its potent blend of extraordinary performances and engaging soundtrack.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    While Cheadle's fearlessly robust performance absolutely galvanizes Talk to Me, it's not the only thing that makes Kasi Lemmons' third feature such a pleasure to take in.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Someone like Petey Greene made a difference and made a mark, and broadcasting is better because of his transparent honesty. He helped transform African-American stations more, probably, than their mostly white owners desired. And talk talents like Howard Stern, whether they know who he was, owe him something.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    Talk to Me has a great subject and a great actor working in tandem, reminding audiences that once upon a time media personalities used to fight The Man, not be The Man.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    A rowdy, richly offbeat biopic.

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