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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 47 )
  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Perry's characters have always been drawn with broad strokes, as heroes or villains. In this case, all the villains are young women, and all the young women in this film-without exception--are monstrous. show more

  • 80
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film is best appreciated as a showcase for the hugely popular titular character, with Perry tearing into the role with hugely entertaining comic gusto. show more

  • 45
    Michelle Orange Movieline

    As an insult comic, Madea has gone the way of her low-hanging bosom. There's little pleasure in watching her go off, and Perry's direction is reliably drab: Sitcom setups dominate, with strange blown-out lighting occasionally swapped in for the flat tones of a WB soundstage. show more

  • 63
    Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel

    Stuffed to the gills with Perry's mix of the sacred and the silly and a serious dose of self-help for the self-absorbed. show more

  • 70
    Boxoffice Magazine

    So satisfying and surprisingly fun. show more

  • 20
    Time Out New York

    Epitomizing the shrill franchise's schizophrenic tonal shifts, Madea metes out Christian life lessons with one hand-and righteously bitch-slaps with the other. show more

  • 30
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    Deathbed scenes and colonoscopy humor, Bible quotations and Maury Povich "Who Is the Real Baby Daddy" episodes: All cohabit with equal relevance in the world of Tyler Perry. show more

  • 67
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    While I was watching Madea's Big Happy Family, I couldn't deny that it PLAYS. Madea, as always, is a figure of towering low-down wit. show more

  • 70
    Glenn Whipp Los Angeles Times

    That there is little difference in tone between the end credits gag reel and the previous 100 minutes represents a triumph of consistency that Burt Reynolds, even in his heyday, never achieved. show more

  • 60
    The New York Times

    This time the suds outweigh the humor, and to its credit Mr. Perry's script doesn't duck tragic consequences. show more

  • October 23, 2011 colehewett
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    funny and at times wholesome movie good for watching as a group!

  • October 12, 2011 bg00000000103327
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    Tyler Perry really steps up his game in this one...perfect blend of comedy, drama, and spirituality...fantastic watch!!!

  • July 03, 2011 bie053197
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    Hilariously funny... beautiful messages

  • June 26, 2011 NATALIE
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    Madea \"regulating\" as usual....ROFLMAO

  • June 11, 2011 Child of God
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    Funny as always!

  • June 08, 2011 jfwoods47
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    Funny and Intertaining; as always

  • May 20, 2011 hartalexander
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    A good family movie, with a moral to the story.

  • May 20, 2011 mbolger125
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    Loved it! Funny always and always a moral! Very talented!

  • May 15, 2011 binredeemed
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    Madea is getting too violent lately. Our children of impressionable years doen\'t need to see people being threatened with guns, or hammers to the head. This is not funny anymore.

  • May 14, 2011 hadleerobinson14
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    Nothing to say.. Bad movie.

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