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September 17, 2010
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
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
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.
June 15, 2009
I think the movies was good. It shows how people should treat one another and stop putting down people because of bad choices. Everyone can change their lives and become whatever they want. Tyler show positive stories to make you see yourself and family/friends that are doing wrong. Try to help and give honest/positive help to others.
April 05, 2009
Madea, looking forward to seeing more of you on screen in "I can Do Bad All By Myself.""
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Check off all of Perry's motifs: vilification of the black bourgie princess, tough-love Christian messages, Academy Awardnominated actresses (Viola Davis, this time) managing to maintain their dignity. Full Review
The New York Times
There is something both satisfying and frustrating about Madea Goes to Jail. Mr. Perry dutifully gives his audience what it wants, but you can't help feeling that he might also have more to offer: more coherent narratives, smoother direction, better movies. Full Review
New York Daily News
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. Full Review
Wildly uneven effort, which is notably more strained and slapdash than such earlier efforts as "Madea's Family Reunion" and "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns." Full Review
The Hollywood Reporter
For all its staleness, the melodramatic main story does contain enough good acting and resonant scenes. Full Review