Big Momma's House (2000)



Critic Consensus: Big Momma's House is funny in some parts, but it is essentially a one-joke movie.

Movie Info

In this comedy, a cop assumes a new identity in his valiant battle against crime: an elderly grandmother! Malcolm Turner (Martin Lawrence) is an FBI agent who is a master of disguise and will stop at nothing to get his man. When a bank robber escapes from prison and goes on a violent crime spree, Malcolm is assigned to bring him in. The thief's girlfriend Sherry (Nia Long), who is also the mother of his child, lives in a small Southern town, and Malcolm plans to set up a stake-out in the house … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude humor including sexual innuendo, and for language and some violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Darryl Quarles, Don Rhymer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 28, 2000
Box Office: $0.5M
20th Century Fox


as Sherry

as Big Momma

as Miss Patterson

as Miss Other Patterson

as Basketball Teen No. ...

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as Prison Doctor

as Receptionist

as Cab Driver

as Anchorperson

as FBI Agent

as Nolan's Volunteer

as Nolan's Volunteer

as Nolan's Volunteer

as Police Officer

as Choir No. 2

as Organist
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Critic Reviews for Big Momma's House

All Critics (108) | Top Critics (32)

The whole project works so hard at creating funny situations that Lawrence gets no chance to be funny as himself.

January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

[Big Momma] is about as old as her pantyhose.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Big Momma's House is much like the baseball games we've been seeing at Enron Field lately -- a lot of action with poor results.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

[Martin Lawrence] delivers.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Funny Martin Lawrence in drag with potty jokes.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Big Momma's House seldom finds anything funny for Lawrence to do in drag.

Full Review… | June 10, 2003
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for Big Momma's House


Martin Lawrence is hysterical throughout, but the film does no good with just him carrying the load. Big Momma's House is plain and simple and nothing too spectacular or even hysterical. 3.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

A painfully stupid comedy starring Martin Lawrence, Big Momma's House is one of those comedies that fails to deliver on good comedy, and opts to deliver a stupid formula of tasteless humor for the viewer. The film is awful with a poorly written script, poor cast and poor directing. Big Momma's House is a laugh free comedy that tries too hard at making you laugh with its stupid attempt at humor, which doesn't pay off. The use of comedy here is strained, and the filmmakers clearly don't know how to create effective on-screen jokes. For that this film fails. The film is definitely not worth your time as there's nothing memorable or good about this film. The film is a poorly constructed comedy that delivers stupid, painful humor that just doesn't work. Add to that a cast that clearly don't know what they're doing, and you have a horrible comedy on your hands. Martin Lawrence has made some bad films in the past, but Big Momma's House is one of his worst. This is a film that really doesn't have any originality to it, and it's a painful experience to watch. I hated this film, and it is one of the worst comedies that I have seen. Skip this film, as there is nothing funny about this film. The film is just another run of the mill laugh free comedy with a bad cast. Watch something better. If you're looking for something funny and memorable, you won't find it here. This film was horrible, and definitely not worth your time.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


This movie is one bad joke stretched out to an hour and a bit. Lawrence im pretty sure you can do better, dont listen to Eddie Murphy!

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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