Precious achieves critical mass

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Mariah Carey, Lee Daniels, Gabourey Sidibe & Paula Patton – Cannes Film Festival, May 15

“Nothing quite prepares you for the rough-cut diamond that is Precious. A rare blend of pure entertainment and dark social commentary, this shockingly raw, surprisingly irreverent and absolutely unforgettable story.” — LA Times, Betsy Sharkey

Climbing 21 points from yesterday’s low, currently looking very strong with a metascore of 78.

100 – Entertainment Weekly, Owen Gleiberman
100 – Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
100 – Chicago Reader, J.R. Jones
100 – Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern
90 – The New York Times, A.O. Scott
90 – NPR, Bob Mondello
90 – Los Angeles Times, Betsy Sharkey
88 – Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips
88 – ReelViews, James Berardinelli
88 – Rolling Stone, Peter Travers

Numbers like this from publications like those pretty much make any score lower than 50 irrelevant.

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