First Sunday (2008)

17 %
Reviews Counted: 52 Fresh: 9  Rotten:43 Average Rating: 3.9/10
Consensus: Its heart is in the right place, but its funny bone is dislocated.
Rated: PG-13
Runtime: 1 hr 38 mins
Theatrical Release: Jan 11, 2008 Wide
Box Office: $17,714,821
In this hilarious comedy, Durell (ICE CUBE) and LeeJohn (TRACY MORGAN) are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When told they have one week to pay a $17,000 debt or Durell will lose his son, they come up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. Instead, they end up... [More]

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The movie is designed to be uplifting and inspirational, but everything about it is tired and listless. It doesn't so much make you feel the spirit as drain it out of you. [More]
A cringe-inducing, cinematic tribute to the Golden Age of Minstrelsy! [More]
First Sunday isn’t the most refined moviemaking you’ll ever see, but it gives 2008 cinema a perfectly humane start. [More]
Though Ice Cube and Morgan should make an ideal team, neither seems particularly comfortable grappling with Talbert's amateurish script. [More]
attempts to go for a Tyler Perry-esque mishmash of silly comedy, melodrama and everyone learning a lesson that will make them better people. Ick. [More]
It's not as if First Sunday sets out to be awful, it simply is. [More]
The comedy about a botched robbery and hostage-taking is so bad that even The Cube's most ardent fans are going to feel they're the real victims. [More]
[Katt] Williams blithely walks off with the second half of First Sunday, which more or less walks in place until he arrives. [More]
As if Tyler Perry's own films weren't bad enough, now we have to contend with ill-begotten rip-offs of them? Heaven help us. [More]
Ice Cube goes cold in First Sunday, a heist comedy in which the audience gets robbed. [More]
As the mind wanders during the first chuckle-free half-hour of the Ice Cube comedy First Sunday, a thought occurs: Shouldn't you have to win an Oscar before you make a movie this bad? [More]
In First Sunday, Ice Cube departs a bit from the upright-citizen persona, playing a man driven to crime by desperate circumstances. [More]
On the basis of First Sunday, it would seem writer-director David E. Talbert has been keeping close tabs on the creative recipe for success concocted by Tyler Perry. [More]
The movie's total lack of focus and its unimpressive script should render it totally unwatchable. Weirdly, that doesn't quite happen. [More]
This anemic vehicle for Ice Cube and Tracy Morgan to mug and jive through is just weak, weak stuff. [More]
First Sunday, a self-described 'funny and heartwarming comedy,' stumbles in the comedy department, but fills the heart's collection plate with a strong inspirational finish. [More]
First Sunday pits the street against the church, but somehow affable mediocrity wins the day. [More]
Comedies don't have to be high in class as long as they are funny, entertaining and do not treat their audience like imbeciles. First Sunday fails all three of these qualifications. [More]
With plot holes the size of boulders, it's a bad effort at wacky humor and schmaltzy redemption that plods and preaches gratingly. [More]
Morgan butchers me every time with that overemphatic- delivery thing that makes incidental lines multiplex-leveling funny. [More]
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