Precious

Precious

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Precious

"Precious is set in Harlem 1987 and about Clareece 'Precious' Jones - an obese and impoverished African American teenager, systematically abused emotionally and physically by her mother and repeatedly raped by her mother's boyfriend. Pregnant by him for a second time, she is expelled from school, and recommended to attend 'Each One Teach One', an alternative education centre where she meets an inspiring teacher who prods her into seeing that there could be hope for a better life." (53rd London Film Festival)

Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner for Best Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique), 2010. Audience Award, Grand Jury and Special Jury winner at Sundance Film Festival 2009. Audience Award winner at Toronto Film Festival 2009.
2009109 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Lee Daniels ('Shadowboxer')
Writer:
Geoffrey Fletcher
Cast:
Gabourey 'Gabby' Sidi
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Review

surely cannot be classed as entertainment

2.0
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Review

that's very sad...

5.0
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What a fantastic line up of superstars

However, for me the issue is the subject, How much of this unedifying stuff do we need? Having said that, the acting and making was real good.

3.0
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Amazing Acting

Wow the acting by the lead and her mother (comedian Monique) is truely inspiring. The movie itself is depressing and a character study. A really great movie with no happy ending.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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An urban nightmare with a surfeit of soul, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire is like a diamond -- clear, bright, but oh so hard.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A moving mix of melodrama and social tract graced by courage, heart, soul and a lumbering but resilient heroine.

4.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Nimble and self-assured as Mr. Daniels’s direction may be, he could not make you believe in “Precious” unless you were able to believe in Precious herself. You will.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

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A movie about an obese Harlem teenager who's raped by her father and abused by her mother. It's depressing, devastating, harrowing and repulsive. But there are lyric flights of hope interspersed among that raw naturalism, and that's what makes this movie amazing.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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A great American film.

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Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

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By now the buzz surrounding this film has filtered through to here, but those seeking escapist entertainment beware; Precious is raw, uncompromising and damn depressing - but just a little brilliant.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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An emotionally exhausting, brilliantly acted, riveting film.

4.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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I can only say, if you’re up for it, this film is one of the most powerful and moving few hours you will ever spend in a cinema.

5.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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As Precious, Sidibe is superb, allowing us to see the inner warmth and beauty of a young woman who, to her world's cruel eyes, might seem monstrous.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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While it may not be perfect on a technical level, dramatically it’s a blow-your-socks-off triumph. Be moved. Very, very moved.

5.0
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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Precious does what it does, and tells what it tells, with a power and a style that has never been brought to bear on this material before. In the lead role, debutante actor Gabourey Sidibe is astonishing.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An urban nightmare with a surfeit of soul, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire is like a diamond -- clear, bright, but oh so hard.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A moving mix of melodrama and social tract graced by courage, heart, soul and a lumbering but resilient heroine.

4.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Nimble and self-assured as Mr. Daniels’s direction may be, he could not make you believe in “Precious” unless you were able to believe in Precious herself. You will.

0
San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

press

A movie about an obese Harlem teenager who's raped by her father and abused by her mother. It's depressing, devastating, harrowing and repulsive. But there are lyric flights of hope interspersed among that raw naturalism, and that's what makes this movie amazing.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A great American film.

0
Otago Daily Times

Otago Daily Times

press

By now the buzz surrounding this film has filtered through to here, but those seeking escapist entertainment beware; Precious is raw, uncompromising and damn depressing - but just a little brilliant.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An emotionally exhausting, brilliantly acted, riveting film.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

I can only say, if you’re up for it, this film is one of the most powerful and moving few hours you will ever spend in a cinema.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

As Precious, Sidibe is superb, allowing us to see the inner warmth and beauty of a young woman who, to her world's cruel eyes, might seem monstrous.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

While it may not be perfect on a technical level, dramatically it’s a blow-your-socks-off triumph. Be moved. Very, very moved.

5.0
0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Precious does what it does, and tells what it tells, with a power and a style that has never been brought to bear on this material before. In the lead role, debutante actor Gabourey Sidibe is astonishing.

4.0
0

Review

surely cannot be classed as entertainment

2.0
0

Review

that's very sad...

5.0
0

What a fantastic line up of superstars

However, for me the issue is the subject, How much of this unedifying stuff do we need? Having said that, the acting and making was real good.

3.0
0

Amazing Acting

Wow the acting by the lead and her mother (comedian Monique) is truely inspiring. The movie itself is depressing and a character study. A really great movie with no happy ending.

4.0
0