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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 ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 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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  • September 17, 2010 justinitalianmb
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    I went in thinking that it was going to be a fun comedy but it was nothing but another Tyler Perry drama about a guy trying to help a hooker.Madea going to jail became nothing but a subplot.There were a few funny moments but they are few and far between.

  • September 26, 2009 Rean Rossier
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    This movie was pretty good I love the charector's a lot! but It did slow down a bit but I still enjoyed this movie.

  • June 20, 2009 Jbjetedwards
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    worst movie ever!!! i thought i was going to be watching a comedy and it ended up being a mix of comedy drama that doesn't mix.

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