Madea's Witness Protection (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

Madea's Witness Protection (2012)



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For years, George Needleman (Levy), the gentle CFO of a Wall Street investment bank, has been living with his head in the clouds. But George is finally forced to wake up when he learns that his firm, Lockwise Industries, has been operating a mob-backed Ponzi scheme - and that he's been set up as the fall guy. Facing criminal charges and death threats from the mob, George and his entire family are put under witness protection in the safest place that Brian (Perry), a federal prosecutor from Atlanta, can think of... His Aunt Madea's house down South. -- (C) Lionsgatemore
Rating: PG-13 (for some crude sexual remarks and brief drug references)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tyler Perry
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 23, 2012
Box Office: $65.6M
Lionsgate Films - Official Site


Tyler Perry
as Madea/Uncle Joe/Bria...
Eugene Levy
as George Needleman
Denise Richards
as Kate Needleman
Tom Arnold
as Walter
John Amos
as Pastor Nelson
Shayne Anderson
as TSA Agent
Dean Balkwill
as Attendant
Nelson Bonilla
as Agent Mulligan
Frank Brennan
as Jack Goldberg
Eric Brooks
as Bellman
Jonny Clemson
as Bellman #2
Daniel Brule
as Bike Messenger
Meg Gillentine
as Flight Attendant
Arin Logan
as Bank Receptionist
Eaddy Mays
as Agent Thomas
Shane Partlow
as FBI Agent
Wanda Smith
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for Madea's Witness Protection

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (13)

George's son asks for Wi-Fi, and Madea says, ''Sure, I can make you a waffle.'' That's one of the good jokes.

Full Review… | July 4, 2012
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

He's still a young guy, but all throughout Witness Protection I imagined Perry sitting glumly at a dressing-room mirror, like the aging Chaplin in Limelight, forlornly rubbing makeup in his face -- a tired, old clown stuck in a tired, old routine.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report.

Full Review… | July 1, 2012
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Tyler Perry doesn't have to make sense, or a have a point. He's laughing all the way to the bank.

Full Review… | July 1, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny.

Full Review… | June 29, 2012
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Madea's Witness Protection

I like pretty much all of Tyler Perry's movies. Even when they get too melodramatic, they are still pretty entertaining. "Madea's Witness Protection" is his latest in a long line of movies about Madea(Perry in drag). This time Madea takes in a family from New York who are under an FBI investigation while they and receive death threats from the mob. This is a straight up over the top comedy, with zero drama like all of his other movies. While that's kind of a breathe of fresh air, the comedy falls flat a lot. The cast is pretty weak. Eugene Levy is ok, but he is just playing himself, and he's married to Denise Richards. Yeh, it don't make sense to me either. There's a lot of plot holes, and the movie only really works when Madea is on screen. Even though too much of her(or him), gets to be annoying after a while. This is probably my least favorite of the Madea movies, and hopefully if they make more they get better. Watch if your a fan, but skip otherwise.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

Super Reviewer

Not as enjoyable as some of his other films. 2 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer


Funny premise. I think Tyler Perry is quite subversive and for that I love him--sending up ponzi scheme guys, sending up hypocrisy in all shades of black and white. I don't think he's what my friends would call politically correct, so he may have to remain my guilty little pleasure.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

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