George's son asks for Wi-Fi, and Madea says, ''Sure, I can make you a waffle.'' That's one of the good jokes.
| Original Score: D+
The writer-director-star still hasn't learned to smoothly blend broad comedy and family-values sermonizing.
| Original Score: 2/5
Reviewing a Tyler Perry movie is a bit like reviewing the weather report.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tyler Perry doesn't have to make sense, or a have a point. He's laughing all the way to the bank.
The interaction among opposites inspires an abundance of predictable race-based jokes, many of which have the saving grace of actually being funny.
A spectacularly slapdash and wearingly half-hearted effort from the prolific writer-director-actor, lacking energy, structure or common sense.
| Original Score: 0/5
An agent of spiritual regeneration and showman, Perry's dramaturgy is as subtle as a Bible-thump, but until a logy last act that has Levy disguised as a faux-Frenchman, his instincts are on-target here.
It wastes the talents of not just Eugene Levy and Doris Roberts but of Perry himself, whose cross-dressing creation Madea has often been the saving comedic grace of Perry's films.
Even such potentially amusing comic set-pieces as when Madea goes through airport security, with predictably chaotic results, feel awfully half-hearted.
A comedy that's too late to the Ponzi-scheme party to be topical, and not outrageous enough to take advantage of its own setups.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
As the incredibly awkward title suggests, Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection is less a movie than it is an exercise in product branding.
| Original Score: 1.5/4