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 MorrisFull Review
There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review
An otherwise unremarkable pic that takes what feels like a very long time to unwind a drearily predictable storyline.
-Joe LeydonFull Review
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 DeWittFull Review
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 GleibermanFull Review
Every Perry movie has its highs and lows. This time, the highs are a little higher, and the lows not quite so low.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
Where's Madea when you need her?
-Frank ScheckFull Review
Good Deeds is more proof that Perry is a crude dramatist.
-Stephen ColeFull Review
A melodramatic slog riddled with laughable dialogue that wouldn't hold a made-for-TV-movie audience past the first commercial break.
-Linda BarnardFull Review
The result is an overlong, flat movie in which he's hitting his "women as victims" theme a bit more lightly, but which lacks an edge and does nothing to keep us from guessing the ending, pretty much based on the title.
-Roger MooreFull Review
... smoothly entertaining. Eventually, though, Perry is undone by his own deft cliches, and he doesn't know when to stop ...
-Jim LaneFull Review
In terms of Perry's oeuvre it's surprisingly light on the cheesy melodrama.
-Ken HankeFull Review
It's in the upper half of Perry's filmography, at any rate, both in terms of conceptual rigor and execution.
-Tim BraytonFull Review
Tyler Perry is no Douglas Sirk.
-Brett MichelFull Review
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 BaumgartenFull Review
An entertaining film with Perry in the lead, but the acting honors are stolen by the supporting cast
-Jackie K. CooperFull Review
A ridiculously redemptive finale negates almost all of the preceding dramatic tension and resurrects a cloying Richard Marx chestnut to boot.
-Keith UhlichFull Review
'Message' movie lacks humor to draw in teens.
-Sandie Angulo ChenFull Review
Good Deeds has a Hollywood gloss very much in keeping with its San Francisco settings and attractive cast.
-Stephen SchaeferFull Review
[Tyler Perry's Wesley] is Prince Charming for a prospective audience of women who are less enchanted by rippling abs than by kindness and responsibility.
-Alison WillmoreFull Review
Perry's considerate plotting is deliberate, perhaps even overlong, but with an attuned sense of people's evolving feelings and relationships.
-Rob HumanickFull Review
-Bill GibronFull Review
Far more interesting in the context of his filmography than it is to actually watch.
-Alonso DuraldeFull Review
Drowning in tedious exposition, much of which is devoted to affirming the obvious.
-Thomas LeuppFull Review
By Perry's standards, it's a high-toned production, which means it doesn't look as if were shot during downtime on a soap-opera set, but it's still as blurry as a fifth-generation copy.
-Sam AdamsFull Review
Patronizing, insincere, and bloated with a disingenuous sense of narrative merit, "Good Deeds" is just one more example of everything wrong with America in the year 2012.
-Cole SmitheyFull Review
Tyler Perry has finally achieved an odd kind of equality that heretofore eluded him: he's now just as mediocre and middle of the road as any other reliable hitmaker in Hollywood.
-Todd GilchristFull Review
Although the script is flawed and filled with melodramatic moments that warrant laughter, Perry's loyal fan base will be engaged by this "Pretty Woman" meets "The Pursuit of Happyness" mash and leave theaters entertained.
-Wilson MoralesFull Review
Isn't a well-built movie, but it's by far the least repellent feature he's put together, dialing down the screaming and seething long enough to reveal sensitivity about the icon that's actually quite pleasant.
-Brian OrndorfFull Review
I never thought I'd say it, but I miss Madea.
-Jim SlotekFull Review