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PG-13| 1 hr. 43 min.

Plot Summary
After a high-speed car chase, Madea (Tyler Perry) winds up behind bars because her quick temper gets the best of her. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Josh Hardaway (Derek Luke) lands a case that's too personal to handle: that of a young prostitute and former drug addict named Candace (Keshia Knight Pulliam). When Candace winds up in jail, Madea takes the young woman under her protective wing.

Cast: Tyler Perry , Derek Luke , Keshia Knight Pulliam , David Mann , Tamela J. Mann , RonReaco Lee , Ion Overman , Vanessa Ferlito

Director: Tyler Perry

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Lionsgate Films

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes To Jail (2009)

Release Date: February 20th, 2009|1 hr. 43 min.

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critic reviews ( 13 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • Though he plays two other roles, Perry only really cuts loose when he dons Madea's housecoat, turning her into a devilishly funny voice of reason. Likewise, the movie tenses up when she's offscreen, becoming the sort of moralistic soap opera we've seen from Perry before. show more

  • For all its staleness, the melodramatic main story does contain enough good acting and resonant scenes. show more

  • If the movie is a mess, it's a purposeful mess, cannily, if not artfully, pushing all the right buttons to ensure Perry will be back for another round. show more

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  • December 28, 2010 knixonnixon
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    i love this movie..

  • July 02, 2009 haleyhales97
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    I thought it was pretty good! My favorite part is when Madea meets Ti-Ti! it was hilarious!

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