• PG-13, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tyler Perry
    In Theaters:
    Feb 24, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 27, 2006
  • Lionsgate


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Madea's Family Reunion Reviews

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John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

It's possible to admire the message and the messenger but not the cinematic vehicle.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

February 27, 2006
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

That's the most offensive thing about Madea: the way it pretends to deal with difficult problems -- child abuse, rape, spousal abuse -- and then offers simplistic answers.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press

February 27, 2006
Eric D. Snider

Better than its predecessor, but only in the same way that the bomb on Nagasaki was better than the one on Hiroshima.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: D+

February 26, 2006
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat

All the while Madea's wit, which is refreshing on the stage, feels spurious and often misfires.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

June 21, 2008
Brian Orndorf

Madea is one extended, brutal soap opera, stacked with mediocre actors in an endless "smell the fart" acting contest (Lynn Whitfield wins), and kills any chance for important messages to be taken seriously.

Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com | Original Score: D+

February 24, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

May 12, 2006
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The dysfunctional script and operatically excessive direction ... land someplace closer to outsider art than bad moviedom.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

January 24, 2012
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Too bad the story is so predictable and the big wedding scene, in which women dressed as angels dangle from the church ceiling strumming harps, is cornier than an Orville Redenbacher factory.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 27, 2006
Brian Marder

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

November 20, 2008
Christy Lemire
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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At times it feels as if Perry made three separate films, dumped them in a blender and hit the puree button.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 3, 2006
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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Tyler Perry's heart is in the right place, but he still has a tin ear.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

March 7, 2006
Frank Ochieng

Reunion plays like some dizzy-minded daytime drama that's complete with transparent pesky personalities wrapped up in a numb sermonizing of faith and fruitless frolic.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

February 25, 2006
David Cornelius

While not nearly as offensive or dim-witted as Diary, this one's still a gigantic mess.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 1/5

July 23, 2006
Peter Sobczynski

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

May 6, 2006
LaTonya Taylor
Christianity Today

Although his work isn't high art and is occasionally problematic, he's telling stories that aren't often told. And for that, this black woman can't be too mad at him.

Full Review Source: Christianity Today | Original Score: 2/4

November 1, 2006
Matt Pais

Madea's Family Reunion does an amateur job of addressing valid issues of love, faith and independence.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2/4

February 27, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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I'm just not on the guest list.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

February 24, 2006
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine

"Trapped in the closet" fittingly describes Tyler Perry's lurid melodrama, in which characters repeatedly stumble onto others' dark secrets during living room chats.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 26, 2006
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

If Tyler Perry worked in construction, he'd use a sledgehammer when a tack hammer would get the job done. At least that's the impression given by his didactic film.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: D-

February 26, 2006
Jackie K. Cooper

Tyler Perry still hasn't found the formula for combining comedy and drama

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

February 28, 2006
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 4, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
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December 30, 2006

Dallas Morning News
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February 25, 2006
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